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The Lessons of Murrow and 'Good Night'

In several ways, the age of "infotainment" is foretold in Good Night, and Good Luck, set in the 1950s. The film tells of newsman Edward R. Murrow's fight against Sen. Joe McCarthy -- but it also details "the inherent debasement of mass news in a commercial culture."

The Lessons of Murrow and 'Good Night'

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Friday

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Recalling a Visit with Shirley Horn

Singer and pianist Shirley Horn died last week on October 21st at the age of 71. In 1992, Horn took part in a concert and interview with Fresh Air. Playing with her was her long time drummer Steve Williams and bassist Charles Ables (who died in 2002).

Recalling a Visit with Shirley Horn

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Movies

'I Walked with a Zombie' and other Classic Films

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz is also a horror movie fan. He reviews a new DVD collection of the horror films of producer Val Lewton. The films include The Leopard Man, Curse of the Cat People, and I Walked with a Zombie, along with six other films.

'I Walked with a Zombie' and other Classic Films

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Thursday

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Iraq

Deception, Risks Beset Foreign Workers in Iraq

A need for foreign workers in Iraq -- and the flood of American dollars into the country -- have created a labor network that critics call misleading, illegal and even dangerous. Chicago Tribune correspondent Cam Simpson retraced the fatal journey of 12 men from Nepal.

Deception, Risks Beset Foreign Workers in Iraq

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Wednesday

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Tuesday

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Interviews

Jerry Lewis on Dean Martin: 'A Love Story'

From 1950 to 1956, the team of Martin and Lewis were America's favorite entertainers. A new memoir from Jerry Lewis details how their 10-year partnership was destroyed. Dean and Me: A Love Story details life behind the scenes of 16 films and numerous TV and club shows.

Jerry Lewis on Dean Martin: 'A Love Story'

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Religion

A Family of 'Vows': Reform by Marriage

Bill Manseau 's wife, Mary, left the convent in the late 1960s. But Bill Manseau believed then, as he does today, that he was called to be a married priest -- and his actions might help to end the requirement of celibacy. The church felt otherwise.

A Family of 'Vows': Reform by Marriage

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Author Interviews

'Bait and Switch' in the White-Collar World

Barbara Ehrenreich's latest book is Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream. In it, Ehrenreich details white-collar unemployment and the industry that sells unemployed resume assistance, job fairs, and networking events.

'Bait and Switch' in the White-Collar World

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Movies

George Clooney: The Journey to 'Good Night'

Actor, producer, writer, director George Clooney directed and co-wrote the new film Good Night, and Good Luck, about the showdown between legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow and Sen. Joseph McCarthy that took place in 1954.

George Clooney: The Journey to 'Good Night'

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