Hip To Be Square (karaoke version) (Huey Lewis and the News)
Lindsay Disturbed Theme (Score) (Michael Andrews)
Nurds (The Roches)
Daniel's Theme (Score) (Michael Andrews)
Spooky (Money Mark)
05.17.2009 (was 05.25.2008)
Nerds are an easy target for humor in movies and on TV... with their thick black glasses, hopelessly out-of-fashion clothes, and over-enunciated diction. But there's a dark side to nerds. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll find out how the nerd stereotype is harming our children. Also, we'll explore a new kind of music called nerdcore hip hop, alias geeksta rap.
Benjamin Nugent is the author of "American Nerd: The Story of My People." He tells Jim Fleming there are two main categories of nerds and something about their history and the different nerdy subcultures.
Holly Black is a best-selling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children. Her work includes "The Spiderwick Chronicles." Black tells Anne Strainchamps that girl nerds and geeks definitely exist.
Gary Brecher is a data entry clerk in Fresno, California. But he's better known as "War Nerd," which is the title of his column in Moscow's English language alternative newspaper and his book, "The War Nerd."