Thursday

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Interviews

Danny DeVito's Eclectic Taste

Actor, producer and director Danny DeVito was first known for his role as Louie on the TV comedy Taxi. He directed War of the Roses, Hoffa and Death to Smoochy, and produced Erin Brockovich and Pulp Fiction. DeVito is now starring in Deck the Halls.

Danny DeVito's Eclectic Taste

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Wednesday

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Interviews

Nicholas Blanford, Covering a Conflicted Lebanon

Nicholas Blanford is the Beirut correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. His new book, Killing Mr. Lebanon, is about the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Nicholas Blanford, Covering a Conflicted Lebanon

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Tuesday

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Monday

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Interviews

Jimmy Carter on Conflict in the Middle East

Former President Jimmy Carter addresses the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in his new book, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid. Carter has founded a conflict resolution organization and won a Nobel Peace Prize for his mediation work.

Jimmy Carter on Conflict in the Middle East

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Friday

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Commentary

'Borat' Under the Microscope

The controversial new hit film Borat provides insight into how documentary and reality TV are really made. These programs all shape and color their characters, whether their intention is farce or sober assessment of a serious subject.

'Borat' Under the Microscope

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Ed Burns on Creating 'The Wire'

Writer and producer Ed Burns draws on his experience as a former Baltimore detective to create the acclaimed HBO series The Wire, now in its fourth season. It's a crime drama with a central theme of surveillance technology used to capture drug dealers.

Ed Burns on Creating 'The Wire'

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Tuesday

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Books

'Homeland Insecurity' from 'The Onion'

The news parody publication The Onion has released a new compilation of articles, Homeland Insecurity: Complete News Archives Volume 17. Editors Joe Garden and Joe Randazzo talk about the project and poking fun at current events.

'Homeland Insecurity' from 'The Onion'

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Remembrances

Director Robert Altman Dies

Film director Robert Altman died Monday night at age 81. We play back a 1990 interview with Altman, whose work includes M*A*S*H, The Long Goodbye, Nashville and this year's A Prairie Home Companion. This interview originally aired on Dec. 20, 1990.

Director Robert Altman Dies

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Arts & Life

Classical Music Review

It might come as a surprise that such superstar conductors as Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, and Daniel Barenboim think that most important thing going on in the world of classical music is not taking place in one of the European capitals but in Venezuela.

Classical Music Review

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Friday

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Books

War Correspondent Nicholas Proffitt

Nicholas Proffitt, who covered the Vietnam War for Newsweek magazine and wrote the book Gardens of Stone, died Nov. 10 at age 63. Gardens of Stone was later made into a film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. This interview originally aired on May 25, 1987.

War Correspondent Nicholas Proffitt

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