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Fresh Air for October 29, 2011

Michael Shannon plays federal agent Nelson Van Alden on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. "I think inside of Van Alden is a child — that arrested child — that never really got to develop its own identity," he says.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Michael Shannon, David Carr

Fresh Air Weekend: Michael Shannon, David Carr

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Fresh Air for October 28, 2011

Rhys Ifans plays the Elizabethan aristocrat Edward de Vere in Roland Emmerich's Anonymous. The movie speculates that de Vere, not Shakespeare, was the real author of the bard's works.

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Shakespeare, Thompson: Stick To The Print Versions

Shakespeare, Thompson: Stick To The Print Versions

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Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight on The Office, is featured in the new PBS miniseries America in Primetime, which examines the archetypes on television today.

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'Primetime' TV, Like You've Never Seen It Before

'Primetime' TV, Like You've Never Seen It Before

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Fresh Air for October 27, 2011

"We are entering a golden age of journalism," says David Carr of The New York Times. "I look at my backpack ... and it contains more journalistic firepower than the entire newsroom that I walked into 30-40 years ago."

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David Carr: The News Diet Of A Media Omnivore

David Carr: The News Diet Of A Media Omnivore

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Fresh Air for October 26, 2011

A street vendor sells her wares by the light of a kerosene wick lamp in Lagos, Nigeria. The country claims ownership of one of the world's great energy reserves, but corruption and mismanagement leave Africa's oil giant chronically short of electricity. Businesses and walled residential compounds run costly diesel generators.

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The 'Informal Economy' Driving World Business

The 'Informal Economy' Driving World Business

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