Elizabeth Blair Elizabeth Blair is a Peabody Award winning, Senior Producer/Reporter on the Arts Desk of NPR News.

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Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

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Elton John Declares Boycott Against Dolce & Gabbana

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The popularity of Carson and company on the hit show Downton Abbey is tough for PBS documentary films to compete with. Some major markets — including New York — are considering moving those docs out of prime time. WGBH/PBS hide caption

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Documentary Filmmakers Worry About Being Squeezed Out Of PBS Prime Time

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Legendary Jazz Producer Orrin Keepnews Dies At 91

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Co-director Bruce Sinofsky attends the Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory press day at HBO Studios on Jan. 6, 2012, in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori as hotel concierge M. Gustave and his lobby-boy confidante, Zero, in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Composing The Folk Music Of A Made-Up Country

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Marina Franklin says audiences can always relate to jokes about heartache. "There's nothing like getting an immediate response," she says. Carlos Delgado/Courtesy of Marina Franklin hide caption

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For Three Comedians, Valentine's Day Makes For One Big Joke

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Rosie (Melissa George) and barbecue hostess Aisha (Thandie Newton) comfort Rosie's 5-year-old son (Dylan Schombing) after another parent hit him. Virginia Sherwood/NBC hide caption

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Miniseries Explores The Ugly Fallout Of A Disciplinary 'Slap'

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One Of Sam Smith's Grammys A Win For Tom Petty, Too

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Bradley Cooper stars in American Sniper, based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Warner Bros. hide caption

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'American Sniper' Exposes Unresolved Issues About The Iraq War

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Swan Lake is 120 years old and still popular. The Mariinsky Theatre's current tour of the ballet at BAM in New York City is nearly sold-out. Valentin Baranovsky/BAM hide caption

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A Rare Bird: After 120 Years, Audiences Still Flock To 'Swan Lake'

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In the "Winter's Gift" episode of Sofia the First, Disney Princess Tiana (left) from The Princess and the Frog makes a special appearance to help Princess Sofia learn that a true gift comes from the heart. Disney Junior hide caption

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And The Moral Of The Story Is ... Kids Don't Always Understand The Moral

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'Charlie Hebdo' Laughed In The Face Of Violence; Will Future Satirists?

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Banish 2014's Woes With Our Stand-Up Comedy Picks

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Maggie Gyllenhaal says she had some reservations about taking on the role of Nessa Stein in the SundanceTV original series The Honorable Woman. Middle East conflicts are so sensitive, she says, "It's really complicated and it goes back so far." Des Willie/SundanceTV hide caption

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In 'The Honorable Woman,' There's No One You Can Trust

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