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The Super Circus
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Its a week of Super Events; Superbowl Sunday followed by Super Tuesday. Or as Dave likes to call them The Super Circus. And this week on the Baum show, we tackle them both! First well focus on the Big Game and the New Englands run towards perfection with James Brown from the NFL Today and Wayne Larrivee, radio voice of the Green Bay Packers. Then, well get perspective on the Super Tuesday primaries from the East Coast and the Midwest.
Episode Segments:
Breaking Down Superbowl XLII
Dave talks Giants/Pats with Wayne Larrivee, the voice of the Green Bay Packers. Can New York stop the New England Juggernaut, what sets Tom Brady apart from other QBs, and is Tom Coughlin underrated as a coach? Find out Waynes thoughts on these and other topics.
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JBs Take on Superbowl XLII
Dave welcomes James Brown, studio host for The NFL Today on CBS. JB gives his take on why the Giants do have a shot at the upset, why Bill Belichick should be mentioned among the greats, and why this will be a career-defining game for Eli Manning.
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From Big Game to Super Bowl
Dave explains how the simple AFL/ NFL Championship went from a game to the biggest event in sports. Plus advertisers once again are plopping down big bucks for ads in the game; will they be pushing the envelope with their content? And is it worth it if they do?
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Super Tuesday - The Midwest Perspective
Michael Dawson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago joins Dave to share his insights of the Super Tuesday Primaries. They discuss the early surprises of the primaries so far, why some of the candidates failed, which Dem has the edge in Minnesota and Michigan, and what the biggest issue is to the Midwest voter.
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Super Tuesday - The East Coast Perspective
Dave looks at the east coast primaries with Rogan Kersh of New York Universitys Wagner School of Public Service. Mr. Kersh explains why Massachusetts is so important to Barack Obama, what makes Hillary so popular in New York, and why Mitt Romney may be able to gain some ground in these eastern states.
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The Florida Factor
If Obama and Clinton split Super Tuesday, and the democrats have a brokered convention, what role could Florida and Michigan have in choosing the nominee? Rogan Kersh explains.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
James Brown
James Brown is host for the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, and is play-by-play announcer for the Network's coverage of college basketball including the NCAA tournament. Most recently, Brown served as host of "FOX NFL Sunday." He is a reporter/correspondent for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" and a boxing host for PPV, the pay-per-view division of Time Warner Sports. Throughout his career he has earned numerous awards, including the 1998 and 1999 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Studio Host for "FOX NFL Sunday." Brown graduated form Harvard in 1973 with a degree in American Government. A standout on the basketball court, he received All-Ivy League honors in his last three seasons at Harvard University and captained the team in his senior year. He was selected as a fourth-round draft pick by the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and a seventh-round pick by the Denver Nuggets. In 1996, Brown was inducted into the Harvard Hall of Fame. He was born February 25, 1951, in Washington, D.C., where he now resides with his wife, Dorothy, and his daughter, Katrina.

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Michael Dawson
Michael Dawson is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago. He is one of the nation's leading experts on race and politics, was the founding director of the University's Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, and a principal investigator on several important studies of Black politics. Between 2000 and 2004 Dawson and Lawrence Bobo conducted six public opinion studies on the racial divide in the United States, creating the richest data on this issue that exists. They are a currently working on a book that analyzes this data. His research interests have included the development of quantitative models of African-American political behavior and public opinion, the political effects of urban poverty, and African-American political ideology. He is the author of Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies and Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics.

Rogan Kersh
Rogan Kersh, Associate Professor of Public Service and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, joined Wagner in September 2006, moving from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Professor Kersh has been a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow in Health Policy, a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, and Luce Scholar. His publications include Dreams of a More Perfect Union, a study of American political thought Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System: New Century, Different Issues and articles and op-ed pieces in numerous academic and popular journals. He is also a frequent television and radio commentator on U.S. political issues. Professor Kersh received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale, and his B.A. from Wake Forest University.

Wayne Larrivee
Wayne Larrivee is the play-by-play announcer on the Green Bay Packers Radio Network and for Chicago Bulls Basketball on WGN Television. Larrivee called the plays for the Chicago Bears for 14 seasons, most recently on WMAQ-AM. Previously at WGN Radio, the then-Bears flagship station, Larrivee also called Chicago Cubs baseball and college basketball. He can currently be seen on ESPN and the Big Ten Network calling NCAA basketball and regional Big Ten football and basketball broadcasts. He also hosts the nationally-syndicated “Pro Football Weekly” radio program. Larrivee has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. He is a five-time winner of the Silver Dome Award for Best Radio Football Play-by-Play from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, and he was named Illinois Sportscaster of the Year in 1997. Larrivee has also received two Emmys for his work on the Chicago Bulls broadcasts. Larrivee received his degree in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Mass. He and his wife Julie have two sons.