Friday

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Interviews

Milos Forman, Orphan, Immigrant and Oscar Winner

Czech-born U.S. filmmaker Milos Forman is an Academy Award winning director whose cinematic successes include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus. The Museum of Modern Art in New York is running a retrospective of his films.

Milos Forman, Orphan, Immigrant and Oscar Winner

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Arts & Life

Hopping Bad: Liman's 'Jumper,' Going Nowhere Fast

Fresh Air's film critic reviews the sci-fi action-adventure Jumper. The film stars Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels); it's directed by Doug Liman, whose other films include The Bourne Identity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Hopping Bad: Liman's 'Jumper,' Going Nowhere Fast

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On Television

Sliced, Diced 'Dexter' Moves from Cable to CBS

The Showtime series Dexter, which tells the story of a criminologist who moonlights as a serial killer, will air (edited for content) on CBS. Fresh Air's TV critic David Bianculli talks about Dexter's move from cable to network.

Sliced, Diced 'Dexter' Moves from Cable to CBS

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Thursday

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Tuesday

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Interviews

Mark McKinney's Outrageous Comic Fortune

Canadian actor and comedian Mark McKinney joins Terry Gross to discuss his career, including Slings and Arrows, the critically acclaimed miniseries about a Shakespearean theater troupe. It's out now in a DVD box.

Mark McKinney's Outrageous Comic Fortune

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Monday

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U.S.

As McCain Clinches, Conservatives Recalibrate

With Mitt Romney out and John McCain looking like the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, the GOP's conservative base is rethinking its options. The New York Times' David Kirkpatrick analyzes reaction on the right.

As McCain Clinches, Conservatives Recalibrate

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On Television

The Writers' Strike Ends...Now What?

Fresh Air's TV critic David Bianculli discusses the long-term effects of the four-month-long writers' strike, and--more immediately--when we can expect new episodes of our favorite shows to return to the air.

The Writers' Strike Ends...Now What?

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Friday

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Interviews

Mark Wahlberg, Breaking and Playing the Law

Actor Mark Wahlberg, most recently starring in We Own the Night, talks with Terry Gross about problems in his youth and how it shaped his acting career. Wahlberg's career includes starring roles in several movies as well as success as a musician and model.

Mark Wahlberg, Breaking and Playing the Law

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Interviews

Colin Firth: 'Pride' Goeth Before the Fame

British actor Colin Firth is probably best known for his role as Mr. Darcy in the BBC/A&E production of Pride & Prejudice. It's being rebroadcast Sunday Night on PBS as part of a Jane Austen series.

Colin Firth: 'Pride' Goeth Before the Fame

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Arts & Life

Oscar-Nominated 'Taxi' a Grim Wartime Ride

Film critic David Edelstein reviews the new documentary Taxi to the Dark Side, which sounds like a horror film — and in some ways, Edelstein says, actually is. It's been nominated for an Academy Award.

Oscar-Nominated 'Taxi' a Grim Wartime Ride

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Thursday

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Wednesday

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Interviews

'Breaking' into Character with Bryan Cranston

Actor Bryan Cranston — best known as the dad on Fox TV's Malcolm in the Middle talks to Terry Gross about his newest role. He plays a meth-cooking high-school chemistry teacher in Breaking Bad, a new series on AMC.

'Breaking' into Character with Bryan Cranston

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DVD Reviews

Ernst Lubitsch's Comedic, Elegant Early Operettas

The introduction of sound to movies left audiences hungry for "talkies" and paved the way for the early operettas of German-born Jewish film director Ernst Lubitsch. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new DVD collection of Lubitsch's early works.

Ernst Lubitsch's Comedic, Elegant Early Operettas

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Tuesday

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Studio Sessions

Sheryl Crow, Gracefully Navigating 'Detours'

Pop-rock singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow joins Terry Gross in the Fresh Air studios for an interview and live performance. Detours, her new album, is the most politically and personally outspoken record of her career.

Sheryl Crow, Gracefully Navigating 'Detours'

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Book Reviews

Novelist Susan Choi, Creating 'A Person of Interest'

A bomb explodes in the campus office next door, and Lee, a math professor, becomes the primary suspect. Is he being targeted for revenge by someone in his past? Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews A Person of Interest, a new novel by Susan Choi.

Novelist Susan Choi, Creating 'A Person of Interest'

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