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More “Freakonomics” on ABC-TV

Tonight (Oct. 7), there is another segment of “Freakonomics Friday” on ABC’s World News Tonight. Last week’s segment was an introduction to Freakonomics that also focused on the book’s cheating-teacher chapter. (It was incredibly well produced: smart and thoughtful and nuanced, which isn’t easy in 2.5 minutes; TV and ideas don’t always mix well but the ABC folks know seem to have figured how to do it.) Tonight, ABC asks this question: “How is your real estate agent like a funeral director?” Later tonight, ABC’s “20/20” is devoting its entire hour to real estate, and will include some more Freakonomics commentary.