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The Rise And Fall Of FOX News CEO Roger Ailes

Ailes resigned last week amid allegations of sexual harassment. Biographer Gabriel Sherman joins Fresh Air to discuss the accusations, as well as Ailes' influence on political discourse in America.

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Dystopian Novel Challenges Misogyny As 'The Natural Way Of Things'

Charlotte Wood's short, gripping book focuses on 10 women who have been sent to a prison camp after various sex scandals. Critic John Powers calls The Natural Way of Things a ferocious novel.

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Music

The Enduring Musical Influence Of Electric Guitarist Charlie Christian

Born in 1916, Christian died when he was just 25 years old. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead calls him "the single greatest influence on a signature 20th-century instrument."

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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.

No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

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R&B Singer Maxwell Is Majestic — And Vulnerable — On 'blackSUMMERS'night'

Maxwell creates an atmosphere of free-floating sensuality on his new album. Critic Ken Tucker says the record is "dreamy and roomy enough to accommodate a wide array of emotions."

R&B Singer Maxwell Is Majestic — And Vulnerable — On 'blackSUMMERS'night'

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Mike Birbiglia; 'Zero Day'; 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel

Birbiglia discusses his new film, Don't Think Twice. John Powers reviews Zero Days, a documentary about computer malware. Veep's David Mandel talks about the current season of the show.

Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Mike Birbiglia; 'Zero Day'; 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel

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