Friday

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Probing the FBI's Files on John Lennon

Historian Jon Wiener was a consultant on the new documentary The U.S. vs. John Lennon, which opens in limited release Friday. Wiener spent 14 years fighting to gain access to the FBI's secret files on the former Beatle. This interview originally aired on Jan. 25, 2000.

Probing the FBI's Files on John Lennon

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Movies

Artie Lange and the Art of Guy Comedy

Artie Lange's personal life -- namely, binge drinking and eating -- often provides fodder for his fellow cast members on the Howard Stern Show. The actor and comedian has appeared in such comedies as Old School and Elf. He stars in the new film Artie Lange's Beer League.

Artie Lange and the Art of Guy Comedy

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Book Reviews

'After This,' the Latest from Alice McDermott

Writer Alice McDermott won the National Book Award in 1998 for her novel, Charming Billy. McDermott has just brought out a new novel called After This, and our book critic says that it's a stunner.

'After This,' the Latest from Alice McDermott

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Wednesday

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Arts & Life

A Look Inside Hollywood's Ratings System

Filmmaker Kirby Dick's new documentary, This Film is Not Yet Rated, peers into the secretive world of the Motion Picture Association of America's film ratings system. MPAA board members are anonymous, deliberations are private, and standards are seemingly arbitrary.

A Look Inside Hollywood's Ratings System

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Music Articles

Old and New in Dylan's 'Modern Times'

Bob Dylan's new album, Modern Times, hit the top of the record charts last week. Now 65, the singer-songwriter continues to explore blues and older pop styles with lyrics that frequently contain contemporary references.

Old and New in Dylan's 'Modern Times'

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Friday

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A TV Producer's View of FCC Indecency Policy

Louis Wiley is executive editor of the PBS documentary series Frontline, which has been affected by the Federal Communications Commission's crackdown on indecency in broadcasting. The FCC has increased fines tenfold for material they deem indecent.

A TV Producer's View of FCC Indecency Policy

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Attorney Describes Challenge of Indecency Rules

Attorney Stephen Weiswasser advises stations on what material may be deemed indecent. He is a partner in law of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He says the FCC guidelines are difficult to interpret.

Attorney Describes Challenge of Indecency Rules

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Interest Group Files Complaint Over Emmy Language

Tim Winter is executive director of the Parents Television Council (PTC). Last week, the PTC filed an indecency complaint with the FCC over the NBC broadcast of the Emmy Awards because of language used by actresses Helen Mirren and Calista Flockhart.

Interest Group Files Complaint Over Emmy Language

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Books

Franzen Enters 'The Discomfort Zone'

Writer Jonathan Franzen's massive 2001 bestseller The Corrections was based, in part, on his own life. His new book is a memoir, The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History. Franzen's other books include The Twenty-Seventh City, Strong Motion and How to be Alone.

Franzen Enters 'The Discomfort Zone'

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Monday

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Music

The World According to Willie

Country music singer and songwriter Willie Nelson's newest book is The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart. Nelson, who has been performing for more than 50 years, has recorded 250 albums and appeared in 25 films. (Original airdate: 5/25/06)

The World According to Willie

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