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A recent study found that less than 8 percent of top universities require English majors to take a course focusing on Shakespeare. The report by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni looked at the 52 schools rated highest by U.S. News & World Report. Should the Bard be required reading for everyone? What about for English majors? Is it time for Shakespeare to exit stage left and make room for more contemporary authors?
Isabella Rossellini was born into Hollywood royalty, the daughter of "Casablanca" star Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini. She followed her own parents into the film business, starring in both Italian and American films, perhaps most notably David Lynch's "Blue Velvet." The actress and former Lancome spokesmodel joins us to talk about her career, her video series on the mating habits of animals and her wildlife conservation work.
In his new book, "The Road to Character," New York Times columnist David Brooks writes that Americans focus too much on "resume virtues" - the ones that can get you a job - and not enough on "eulogy virtues," the ones that get talked about at your funeral. The latter, he writes, includes qualities like bravery, honesty, and loyalty. Brooks joins us in the studio to talk about what it means to live a moral and meaningful life.