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* 3 p.m.: Triple Oscar nominee Jeff Bridges' latest role is that of musician. In his debut album, "Be Here Soon," he plays guitar and sings. Chat with him about this jazz-country-R&B endeavor.

* 4 p.m.: Find out how James Marsters made it from Modesto to Hollywood and what's in store for his character, Spike, on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

* 4:30 p.m.: Your voice will be just as important as those of the professional pundits when you rate, in real time, the speeches and events at the Republican and Democratic national conventions, and view the results instantly. You don't have to be 18 to vote here, just 13.


* 11 a.m.: Author Nikki Babbit discusses teen drug and alcohol abuse--how to spot it, how to stop it and how to get help for your family.

* 6 p.m.: First there were 10,000 Maniacs, but now there's just Natalie Merchant. The singer, whose latest album is "Ophelia," performs.


* 11:30 a.m.: The WebTalkGuys' guest is Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor for New Yorker magazine and president of, which bills itself as "the largest searchable cartoon database on the Web."

* Any time: Follow a San Francisco Bay Area Internet start-up in the final days before the company's portal goes live in this episodic documentary. A new video clip will be posted every day for 60 days.


* 5 a.m.: Enjoy music, theater, dance, comedy and more direct from the venues at the annual Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

* 8 a.m.: "The Jorgen$en$," financial experts Jim Jorgensen and his son, Rich, offer timely advice to help you make informed decisions about your money.


* 9 a.m.: Join a discussion with Ann Douglas, author of "The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby," as she explores all phases from conception to delivery.

* 4 p.m.: "Basic Instinct" screenwriter Joe Eszterhas chats about his new novel, "American Rhapsody," a fictional look at the people who run our world.


* 3 p.m.: Chat with the R&B/hip-hop divas of Destiny's Child.

* 4 p.m.: Four women make up a list of requirements for the perfect man, but their fun ends when one of the women is murdered. Chat with the author of "Mr. Perfect," Linda Howard.


* 11:30 a.m.: Donna Kane of Hyundai Motor America addresses "Car Buying for Women: The Power of the Purse." Get advice on automotive decisions and negotiating for the car of your dreams.

* 4 p.m.: Chat with L.A.'s Eric, Ricky, Danny and Tommy, better known as No Authority. Find out what Michael Jackson had to do with the group's start.


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