Maj. Frank Capra sits at his War Department desk in Washington on March 6, 1942. Capra's non-War Department films include It's A Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. AP hide caption

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During World War II, Even Filmmakers Reported For Duty

A new book looks at how the military and Hollywood directors teamed up during the war. The films they made helped show Americans what was at stake, and served as evidence during the Nuremberg Trials.

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Chuck Mead: Gleefully Sinister Country Serendes

Mead hooks the listener, eager to show us the bleak side of what seemed like a bright scenario. That's the way he operates during much of Free State Serenade.

There in a Dream Charlie Haden Quartet West 0:31

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I'll Be Seeing You Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey et. al. 0:13

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Requiem Charlie Haden Quartet West 0:28

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Devil By Their Side Chuck Mead

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Terry Gross and Marc Maron took the stage at WNYC's RadioLoveFest on May 6. During their conversation, Gross says, Maron "occasionally looked a little nervous or frustrated when he thought I was unforthcoming — or worse yet, being dull --€” but mostly, he looked emotionally present, curious and attentive." Rebecca Greenfield/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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Casey (Britt Robertson) experiences a fantastic futuristic world in Tomorrowland. Disney hide caption

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Thursday

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David Letterman taped his final Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday. Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS via AP hide caption

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