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Presidential eulogizing, special counsel speculation, immigration coverage, and forgotten Hanukkah history. 

The death of George H.W. Bush brought us a week‚Äôs worth of ceremony, eulogy and wall-to-wall coverage. This week,¬†a look at¬†the choices journalists made when they set out to memorialize the president. And, immigration stories in our media focus on the U.S.‚ÄďMexico border ‚ÄĒ but what about immigration elsewhere in Latin America? Is there a journalistic solution to the scale of global immigration?¬†Plus, a baseball metaphor and a bit of forgotten Hanukkah history.

1.¬†Anne Helen Petersen [@annehelen], senior culture writer at Buzzfeed,¬†and David Greenberg [@republicofspin], historian at Rutgers University, on the history ‚ÄĒ and pitfalls ‚ÄĒ of presidential eulogies.¬†Listen.

2. Bob on the speculation surrounding Robert Mueller's investigation. Listen.

3. Diego Salazar [@disalch], journalist, on the immigration crisis within Latin America.  Listen.

4. Masha Gessen [@mashagessen], staff writer at The New Yorker, on her modest proposal for immigration coverage. Listen.

5. Rabbi James Ponet, Jewish chaplain emeritus at Yale University, on the historical origins of Hanukkah. Listen.

The ideas of rosier pictures of past presidents is an interesting one.

Masha Gessen’s story makes me wish we had many more Masha Gessens.

I particularly liked the story and history of Hanukkah given here. Definitely something to think about.

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