A Man’s World

August 1, 2004
(was 09.28.2003)

Masculinity is back.  The side of masculinity that stayed home and watched TV during the feminist revolution enjoys “The Man Show” on Comedy Central reveling in beer and babes, while Hooters is a commonplace chain across the country. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, is the macho man back in style?  Also, a trip to Massillon, Ohio, the town where every baby boy gets the same gift - a football.  America’s obsession with sports, close up.

  1. Doug Stanhope on "The Man Show"

    Doug Stanhope replaced Jimmy Kimmel as the host of “The Man Show.” He tells Steve Paulson that the show is a dumb joke on men that no one should take seriously.

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  2. Richard Goldstein on the Neo-Macho Movement

    Richard Goldstein, executive editor of the Village Voice, is appalled by the rampant chauvinism of popular culture.

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  3. Benjamin Cavell on Boxing

    Benjamin Cavell reads a bit from a story called “The Ropes” - about an injured boxer - and talks with Steve Paulson about violence and masculinity.

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  4. Steve Jones on the Y Chromosome

    Geneticist Steve Jones tells Jim Fleming that biologically men, who have a Y chromosome, are the second sex.

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  5. Kenneth Carlson on High School Football

    Massillon, Ohio is obsessed with the town’s high school team, the Tigers. Kenneth Carlson was a Tiger and made a documentary film called “Go Tigers!”

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