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372: The Inauguration Show
Act One

All Your Base Are Belong To Him

The newspaper Military Times did a survey of 2000 active duty servicemen and women, asking them about the new president. Presented with the statement, "As president, Barack Obama will have my best interests at heart," 36 percent agreed...43 percent disagreed. Reporter Peter Biello talks to marines from Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, as they were getting their hair trimmed at the Pro-Kutz Barbershop across the street from the base. And This American Life Producer Nancy Updike visits the office of a veterans' organization called the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. (9 minutes)