Thursday, July 24, 2014

Voting pamphlets are displayed as a voter marks her ballot while voting in California's Primary Election in Sacramento, Calif. on June 3, 2014.   - AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Debating The Role Of Political Primaries

10 a.m. (ET)

The vast majority of Americans don't vote in primaries. Some say this means that the most extreme members of each party end up choosing the general election candidates. Diane and her guests discuss the role of primaries in today's polarized politics.

The central portion of "The Last Judgment" by Michelangelo.   - Credit: Ultreya Takashi Okamura

Miles J. Unger: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"

11 a.m. (ET)

Michelangelo created some of the most celebrated works in the history of Western art, including the Pieta, David and the Sistine Chapel: his life, legacy and how he revolutionized the role of art in society.

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