Jeanne Marie Laskas

15 articles
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Have You Heard the One About President Joe Biden?

A graveyard, a stutter and Ray-Bans: The Vice President, profiled.

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The Dark Side of the Moon

Forty-five years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon. It made him one of the most famous people in the world. And it has haunted the rest of his life.

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The New Face of Richard Norris

The postscript to a miracle.

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Oops, You Just Hired the Wrong Hitman

They advertise murder for hire but work for the government. Inside the world of America’s fake hit men.

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There's No Crying at the Pee Wee Super Bowl

The rigors of youth football.

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Guns 'R Us

A report from Sprague’s Sports, a firearms emporium in Yuma, Arizona.

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Empire of Ice

Life on an oil rig in the Arctic.

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The People V. Football

The story of former Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill and the lasting impact of his concussions.

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Traffic

Life as an air-traffic controller.

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A profile of Joe Paterno.

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Hecho en América

On the life of illegal immigrant fruit pickers.

Without 1 million people on the ground, on ladders, in bushes—armies of pickers swooping in like bees—all the tilling, planting, and fertilizing of America's $144 billion horticultural production is for naught. The fruit falls to the ground and rots.