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    Book Discussion on El Cinco de Mayo

    Professor David Hayes-Bautista talked about his book, El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition, in which he looks at the origins of Cinco de Mayo and explains why it is celebrated more in the U.S. than in Mexico. This interview, recorded at the University of California, Los Angeles, is part of Book TV’s College Series.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines, including a line for minimum wage workers, were open for viewer commentary on the question: Should the minimum wage be raised?

    Davie Jamieson also spoke by telephone about his reporting on a fast food workers' strike for a “living wage.”

    A video clip was shown of Vice President Joe Biden speaking about the minimum wage in that day’s weekly presidential address.

    The program concluded with a video clip of Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), being interviewed the previous day for “Newsmakers.”

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