President-elect Trump chooses a retired Marine general to head the Pentagon. Syrian rebels agree to form a new alliance as the regime bombards Aleppo. And thousands of Cubans turn out to watch Fidel Castro's funeral procession. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
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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