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Aaron Paul: 'Breaking Bad' Dealer Isn't Dead ... Yet

Student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman was supposed to die in the first season of the AMC drama. But the writers decided the chemistry between high school teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) was too good to let go.

Aaron Paul: 'Breaking Bad' Dealer Isn't Dead ... Yet

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Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan received a B.F.A. in film production from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. To make his meth-making drama realistic, Gilligan seeks guidance from chemists and former drug dealers. Ursula Coyote/AMC hide caption

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'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan On Meth And Morals

Vince Gilligan's AMC drama Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston as a high school chemistry teacher turned drug dealer. Gilligan says he pitched the show by telling AMC: "You take Mr. Chips and turn him into Scarface."

'Breaking Bad': Vince Gilligan On Meth And Morals

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Clockwise from top: Margo Martindale in Justified; Will Arnett in Up All Night. Prashant Gupta/FX; Trae Patton/NBC hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Justified' And 'Up All Night'

The Emmy-nominated actress Margo Martindale talks about playing Mags on Justified — as well as her other roles in Paris, Je T'Aime and Million Dollar Baby. Also, Will Arnett talks about his roles in Up All Night, Arrested Development and NBC's 30 Rock.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Justified' And 'Up All Night'

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The Fast Lane: A Hollywood stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) earns a little extra by driving getaway cars by night. Richard Foreman/FilmDistrict hide caption

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Arts & Life

A Twisty, Brutal 'Drive' For A Level-Headed Hero

Drive is what Driver does, and driven is how audiences will feel after a screening of Nicholas Winding Refn's brutally moving thriller, which stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston and Albert Brooks. (Recommended)

A Twisty, Brutal 'Drive' For A Level-Headed Hero

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Thursday

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Nick Lowe: The Fresh Air Interview

Singer-songwriter Nick Lowe joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for an in-studio interview and performance featuring several songs from his 13th solo album, The Old Magic.

Nick Lowe: The Fresh Air Interview

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Actor Will Arnett was recently nominated for an Emmy for his guest-starring role on 30 Rock. He has also acted in several movies, including Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, Ratatouille and Hot Rod. Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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Arnett's Newborn Sitcom Keeps Him 'Up All Night'

Will Arnett is a sleep-deprived, stay-at-home dad in the new NBC comedy series about the perils of first-time parenting. Arnett also talks about his roles as Gob Bluth in the FOX sitcom Arrested Development, and Alec Baldwin's rival on NBC's 30 Rock.

Arnett's Newborn Sitcom Keeps Him 'Up All Night'

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Children's Health

How To Help Your Child's Brain Grow Up Strong

In a new book, neuroscientists Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt detail how parents can help their children learn the ABCs and self-control. The book, Welcome to Your Child's Brain, explores how the human brain develops from infancy to adolescence.

How To Help Your Child's Brain Grow Up Strong

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Tuesday

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Ali Soufan testifies from behind a black curtain and a room divider to protect his identity in 2009, during a Senate hearing to examine the Bush administration's detention and interrogation program. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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The American Repertory Theater's production of Porgy and Bess emphasized musical theater over opera. Michael J. Lutch/Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater hide caption

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Margo Martindale is Mags Bennett, a charmingly villainous moonshiner in the FX series Justified. For her performance, Martindale drew on her roots in East Texas and Kentucky. "It's all part of my makeup. It's something I really understand," she says. Prashant Gupta/FX hide caption

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Margo Martindale: A 'Justified' Moonshine Matriarch

Margo Martindale plays Mags Bennett, the leader of a law-defying Appalachian family in the FX series Justified. The Emmy-nominated actress talks about playing Mags — as well as her other roles in Paris, Je T'Aime and Million Dollar Baby.

Margo Martindale: A 'Justified' Moonshine Matriarch

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Ashton Kutcher (center) replaces Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, which also stars Angus T. Jones (left), and Jon Cryer. Matt Hoyle/CBS/Warner Brothers hide caption

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

Fresh Air Weekend: Remembering Sept. 11

Firefighter Ken Haskell talks about searching the rubble at Ground Zero for his brothers' bodies; linguist Geoff Nunberg reflects on language since Sept. 11; Maureen Corrigan reviews a debut novel, and a clarinet quartet plays several tribute songs.

Fresh Air Weekend: Remembering Sept. 11

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A Military Clarinet Quartet Commemorates Sept. 11

The Air Force's Bay State Winds Clarinet Quartet joins Terry Gross for a discussion of military ensembles. The group also performs several songs in tribute to the men and women who've served since Sept. 11, 2001.

A Military Clarinet Quartet Commemorates Sept. 11

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Army Pfc. Brayden Panttaja, 23, of Moscow, Idaho, walks past a pile of burning garbage while descending from a hilltop observation post at Combat Outpost Monti in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Glen Campbell's 'Canvas,' A Moving Farewell Album

In the liner notes to his new album, Ghost on the Canvas, Campbell writes that it's the last studio record he plans to make after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the album "has a melancholy air of valedictory about it."

Glen Campbell's 'Canvas,' A Moving Farewell Album

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