David Greene: Let's go now to India. That country's Supreme Court has weighed in on the question of whether tigers and tourists can co-exist. The answer is no. The court has temporarily banned tourism in the core areas of the country's 41 tiger reserves. The controversial ruling is aimed at protecting the last of India's 1,700 tigers. NPR's Julie McCarthy went on her own search for some of India's spectacular cats.
JULIE MCCARTHY, BYLINE: The moon hangs fat and milky over Rajasthan's Ranthambore National Park, part of a sprawling tiger reserve. Big game hunters trod these forests up until the late 1960s. Today, spotting one of India's big cats - a tiger or the more elusive leopard - inside the park is forbidden. We maneuver our van beside the outer wall. Headlights trained on the brick boundary, we draw a collective breath.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: See, there's a leopard.
MCCARTHY: Oh, my, straight ahead of us, under the moonlight, undisturbed even by the noise of trucks is this beautiful, male leopard. Now he's moving his head in our direction, but he's not about to jump anywhere.
BALENDU SINGH: No. It's not.
MCCARTHY: Guide Balendu Singh.
SINGH: He's perfectly comfortable sitting here while we have a vehicle sitting and - you know, we're about 40 yards away from him. And he's perfectly at ease. Plus it's a good perch for him to sit and observe a stray dog or something walking by.
i love tigers. i love pretty much all animals. i find them fascinating. and i really enjoyed the article. and i'm glad that india is doing something to try and save the tiger.
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this show ...
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i think ryan murphy does for thinking he's written a character for ellen barkin to play.
she tries so hard. but she's playing a racist and trying to do it as though her dialogue is witty and sparkling.
does ryan murphy get that he's trying to make racism attractive?
and i can't believe nbc has aired 4 episodes of this show.
i can't believe the naacp isn't lodging complaints. it is a very racist show. and we're supposed to be okay with the 'jokes' about asians and blacks and others because we're all so progressive and wonderful. that's b.s. this is a racist show.
it's highly offensive.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'