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Brad Pitt: 'Moneyball,' Life And 'The Stalkerazzi'

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Fiery Crash Andrew Bird
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In 'Arabia,' Writing Life As You Wish You'd Lived It

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Larry Wilmore On Being Nerdy, Breaking Taboos And 'The Nightly Show'

The self-deprecating former host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show talks about getting his start and finding humor in politics. Originally broadcast Feb. 19, 2015; Aug. 20, 2015 and May 16, 2016.

Larry Wilmore On Being Nerdy, Breaking Taboos And 'The Nightly Show'

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Actor Gene Wilder, who entertained audiences with his performances in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, The Producers and Blazing Saddles, died Monday. He was 83 years old. Art Selby & Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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In This 2005 Interview, Gene Wilder Explains How He Learned To Get Laughs

When he was 8, Wilder's mother had a heart attack, and he took it upon himself to cheer her up. We'll listen back to a Fresh Air interview with the comic actor, who died Monday at age 83.

In This 2005 Interview, Gene Wilder Explains How He Learned To Get Laughs

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Movie Interviews

Tom Hanks Says Self-Doubt Is 'A High-Wire Act That We All Walk'

"No matter what we've done, there comes a point where you think, ... 'When are they going to discover that I am, in fact, a fraud?' " Hanks says. Originally broadcast April 26, 2016.

Tom Hanks Says Self-Doubt Is 'A High-Wire Act That We All Walk'

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Hip-Hop Meets Disco On The Electrifying Soundtrack To 'The Get Down'

A new drama series on Netflix chronicles the rise of early hip-hop music in the late '70s. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the show's soundtrack is dense, complex and delightful.

Hip-Hop Meets Disco On The Electrifying Soundtrack To 'The Get Down'

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