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Television

Jay Leno's Path, From Struggling Comic To TV Star

Jay Leno has been in the world of late night programming since he took over The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson in 1992. In this archival interview, he speaks to Terry Gross about his struggle to break into comedy.

Jay Leno's Path, From Struggling Comic To TV Star

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Books

A 'Shattered' Republican Party?

In his new book Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, investigative reporter Max Blumenthal theorizes that a culture of "personal crisis" has transformed the Grand Old Party — and threatened its future.

A 'Shattered' Republican Party?

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Music Reviews

Louis Armstrong, The 'Decca Sessions'

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new seven-disc set that chronicles the trumpeter's big band performances. Mosaic restored and remastered each of the 166 tracks from Decca Records' original recordings.

Louis Armstrong, The 'Decca Sessions'

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Sports

LeBron James Shoots For The 'Stars'

Basketball player LeBron James has been a star since he was a teenager. Now 24, James looks back on his youth in the memoir Shooting Stars, which he co-wrote with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger.

LeBron James Shoots For The 'Stars'

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Music Articles

Whitney Houston, Pushing Back Into Pop

Whitney Houston's new album I Look To You is her first new release since 2002. Rock critic Ken Tucker says that while the pop-music landscape is not as she left it, Houston's new work fits right in.

Whitney Houston, Pushing Back Into Pop

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Studio Sessions

Out Of The Mosh Pit, Into The 'Country Club'

On John Doe's album Country Club, the veteran punk and founder of the iconic band X joins forces with indie rockers The Sadies to take hold of a hidden yearning and drag it right out in the open.

Out Of The Mosh Pit, Into The 'Country Club'

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Animal Week on 'Fresh Air'

Animal Stage Trainer Makes Stars Out Of Pound Pups

Animal stage trainer Bill Berloni has 30 years' worth of experience training dogs, pigs, rats, cats and lambs for Broadway productions and Hollywood films.

Animal Stage Trainer Makes Stars Out Of Pound Pups

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Animal Week on 'Fresh Air'

Getting To Know The Animal Families Of 'Earth'

Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield are the directors behind the hit nature-documentary series Planet Earth. Their new movie, Earth, uses some of the same footage — but it's "character-based" rather than "habitat based."

Getting To Know The Animal Families Of 'Earth'

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Robert Sullivan, In The Alleys With 'Rats'

Robert Sullivan's Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants chronicles the year he spent studying alley rats in New York City. He says you'd be surprised at what picky eaters they can be.

Robert Sullivan, In The Alleys With 'Rats'

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Up Close And Personal With The Dung Beetle

Where will you find more violence than in an NC-17 movie? More sex than on VH1's reality shows? In the downright wild world of the dung-beetle. Biologist Douglas Emlen explains.

Up Close And Personal With The Dung Beetle

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