November 28, 2002 Every year since 1971, as Thanksgiving approaches, NPR's Susan Stamberg goes on the air to read her mother-in-law's recipe for cranberry relish. This year, relish in hand, she tries to elbow her way into Morning Edition's annual Thanksgiving fantasy feast.
November 23, 2002 Former All Things Considered host -- and current NPR legend -- Susan Stamberg pays our new host Steve Inskeep a pre-Thanksgiving visit. She'll pass him the torch, or at least the spoon... for a taste of her famous cranberry relish. (3:48)
November 23, 2002 NPR's Susan Stamberg, talks with Rod Stewart about his new album of old musical standards.
November 23, 2002 Every Thanksgiving season, Susan Stamberg shares her classic family recipe for cranberry relish. This year, some NPR fans share their own relish rituals, reviews and serving suggestions.
November 22, 2002 NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg talks with Jeff West, director of the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas. The museum is in the former Texas School Book Depository, where Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President Kennedy in 1963. West talks about the museum's purpose, and about a mysterious white x that's periodically painted on the road where Kennedy was shot.
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November 21, 2002 Just in time for the holidays, N-P-R Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg reports on the history behind the biggest selling holiday song of all time: Irving Berlin's "White Christmas." Bing Crosby sang the tune in a 1942 film, and sales of the record took off a few months later when it became a war-time sentimental favorite. (8:25)
November 21, 2002 In January 1940, Irving Berlin, the most popular songwriter in America, raced into his office and asked his musical secretary to take down a new song. NPR's Susan Stamberg reports on the history of "White Christmas," a song Berlin said was the best he — or anyone — ever wrote.
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November 20, 2002 Every Thanksgiving season, NPR's Susan Stamberg shares her classic family recipe for cranberry relish. And every year, countless NPR fans make the recipe their own -- adding it to their family tables and traditions, and serving it up with their own variations. This year, Special Correspondent Stamberg shares the recipe with NPR's Steve Inskeep, weekend host of All Things Considered; and some relish fans share their own relish rituals, reviews and serving suggestions.
November 15, 2002 Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, NPR fans ask Susan Stamberg for her mother-in-law’s recipe for cranberry relish (served here with turkey and sweet potatoes). Stamberg’s reading of the recipe has become a holiday broadcast tradition; this year, she shares the tradition with All Things Considered weekend host Steve Inskeep, on the Nov. 23 broadcast. Get your own copy of the cranberry relish recipe (plus a “bonus recipe” from Stamberg). Then email NPR your own favorite ways of serving or adapting the relish recipe, and your suggestions may be shared on the air and online.
November 12, 2002 Bartlett's is out with the 17th edition of Familiar Quotations, including excerpts from 100 sources that haven't been quoted before in the well-known reference volume. Hear more from NPR's Susan Stamberg and editor Justin Kaplan.
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January 10, 2002 Susan Stamberg talks with Julian Fellowes, screenwriter for the recently released Gosford Park. Fellowes discusses the challenges and triumphs of writing the script for which he has already received both the National Film Critics Award and New York Film Critics Award.
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Composer and singer Hoagy Carmichael writing music on the piano in his London hotel room.
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December 11, 2000 Carmichael's timeless melody came to him one night while in school at Indiana University.
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Actors onstage in A Chorus Line, around 1980.
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May 22, 2000 Susan Stamberg profiles the musical's lyricist, her dear friend, Edward Kleban.
Composer Irving Berlin, circa 1918.
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March 20, 2000 "Alexander's Ragtime Band" was the revolutionary tune that launched the phenomenon known as American popular song. Called "the musical sensation of the decade" and a "public menace," Irving Berlin's hit was also, as Berlin's daughter notes, the "theme song of a generation."
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August 16, 1999 George Washington's last will and testament is being preserved. It's 200 years old, and the first serious conservation work was done in 1910. The document is in pretty good shape considering its age, but conservators have learned a lot in the last 90 years, and the new techniques are being applied.
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