November 29, 2002 Brooke Gladstone, co-host of NPR's On the Media produced at member station WNYC, examines how the pornography industry has been a key driver in the development of new technology -- technology that eventually finds its way into widespread use. (9:30)
Duke Ellington in 1971.
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June 12, 2000 "Take the 'A' Train" was written in 1938 by Billy Strayhorn to impress his prospective employer, Duke Ellington. It became one of the most recognizable jazz tunes of all time, and Ellington and Strayhorn became inseparable collaborators. NPR's Brooke Gladstone reports.
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