Government shutdown, week four. Diane talks to longtime political analyst Norm Ornstein, one of the most prolific chroniclers of Washington's descent into partisan dysfunction.
Linguistics professor and author Deborah Tannen says it seems to her that people are talking faster and faster nowadays – on TV, on voice-mail menus, even in her own classroom. She joins Diane to talk about research on rates of speech in all these arenas.
- Deborah Tannen Author of many books and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University.
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