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Michael Sheen On The 'Accuracy And Invention' Of Real-Life Roles

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Ella Fitzgerald's Early Years Collected In A Chick Webb Box Set

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A group of seven bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns (played by Byung-hun Lee, Ethan Hawke, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio and Martin Sensmeier) band together to protect a village in Antoine Fuqua's remake of The Magnificent Seven. Sam Emerson/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Antoine Fuqua; 'Designated Survivor'; Ryan Speedo Green

Fuqua discusses his remake of The Magnificent Seven. Critic John Powers reviews the ABC series, Designated Survivor. Opera singer Green recounts his journey to becoming an opera singer.

Fresh Air Weekend: Director Antoine Fuqua; 'Designated Survivor'; Ryan Speedo Green

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Author Interviews

Mary Karr On Writing Memoirs: 'No Doubt I've Gotten A Million Things Wrong'

Karr discusses the faults of memory, the challenges of writing about loved ones and the pain of deleting pages because "there was something untrue about them." Originally broadcast Sept. 15, 2015.

Mary Karr On Writing Memoirs: 'No Doubt I've Gotten A Million Things Wrong'

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It's Hard to Tell Who's Shooting Whom In 'The Magnificent Seven'

Critic David Edelstein says that despite its irresistible plot, Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960 classic Western is ultimately "just another formula revenge picture."

It's Hard to Tell Who's Shooting Whom In 'The Magnificent Seven'

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'Narcos' Producer On The Drug War, Colombia And Escobar's Son's Grievances

Before making Narcos, Eric Newman spent years researching Pablo Escobar's story. He says, "For us ... it was very important to show the most balanced look at the [drug] war we possibly could."

'Narcos' Producer On The Drug War, Colombia And Escobar's Son's Grievances

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Fresh Air Remembers 'LA Confidential' Director Curtis Hanson

Hanson also directed The River Wild, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, 8 Mile and the TV movie Too Big to Fail. He died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 71. Originally broadcast in 1997.

Fresh Air Remembers 'LA Confidential' Director Curtis Hanson

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