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Fresh Air for November 18, 2011

Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer (left) and Ewan McGregor star as father and son in Mike Mills' Beginners. Focus Features hide caption

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In 'Beginners,' A Gay Man Comes Out Late In Life

In 'Beginners,' A Gay Man Comes Out Late In Life

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Island Son: George Clooney (left, with Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller) navigates tricky territory as a Hawaii man whose wife is on life support. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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'The Descendants': In Paradise, A Stranger To Himself

'The Descendants': In Paradise, A Stranger To Himself

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Fresh Air for November 17, 2011

George Clooney plays an indifferent husband and father to two daughters, including Shailene Woodley, in The Descendants. Merie Wallace/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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In Payne's 'Descendants,' Trouble In The Tropics

In Payne's 'Descendants,' Trouble In The Tropics

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Miles Davis performs at the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival. New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Miles Davis' Great, Often Bizarre 1967 Quintet

Miles Davis' Great, Often Bizarre 1967 Quintet

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Woody Allen's career goes under the American Masters microscope on Sunday and Monday. MGM/Brian Hamill/PBS hide caption

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Filmmaker Woody Allen Gets The 'Masters' Treatment

Filmmaker Woody Allen Gets The 'Masters' Treatment

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Fresh Air for November 16, 2011

The eight Republican presidential candidates sitting at the table listen as a video of former President Ronald Reagan is played during a debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 11. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Did U.S. Tax Policies Increase Economic Inequality?

Did U.S. Tax Policies Increase Economic Inequality?

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Fresh Air for November 15, 2011

Regis Philbin holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera. Yolanda Perez Photography LLC/Harper hide caption

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Regis Philbin Explains How He 'Got This Way'

Regis Philbin Explains How He 'Got This Way'

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Fresh Air for November 14, 2011

Astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter analyzed the brightness coming from supernovae, like the one pictured above, to measure how fast the universe is expanding. NASA hide caption

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Exploring Supernovae Leads To Physics Nobel Prize

Exploring Supernovae Leads To Physics Nobel Prize

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