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Fresh Air for December 20, 2011

Over the past few seasons, Breaking Bad's Walter White (Bryan Cranston) has changed from meek hero to forceful villain. TV critic David Bianculli says he isn't just breaking bad anymore — he's entirely broken. Gregory Peters/AMC hide caption

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Bianculli Picks The Best (And Worst) TV Of 2011

Bianculli Picks The Best (And Worst) TV Of 2011

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Fresh Air for December 19, 2011

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images hide caption

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Trent Reznor: The Fresh Air Interview

Trent Reznor: The Fresh Air Interview

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Fresh Air for December 16, 2011

Jenifer Ringer performs as the Sugarplum Fairy during a 2010 performance of "The Nutcracker" at Lincoln Center in New York. Paul Kolnik/AP Photo hide caption

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Tracing Ballet's Cultural History Over 400 Years

Tracing Ballet's Cultural History Over 400 Years

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German conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtwaengler. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Wilhelm Furtwaengler: A Complex German Conductor

Wilhelm Furtwaengler: A Complex German Conductor

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Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his Impossible Mission Force go to great heights to combat the threat of a nuclear confrontation in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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An 'Impossible' Mission Full Of Fun And Wonder

An 'Impossible' Mission Full Of Fun And Wonder

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Fresh Air for December 15, 2011

Elmo and Kevin Clash have been working together for more than 20 years. Clash has also performed in Labyrinth, Muppets from Space, Follow that Bird and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Photo courtesy of Scott McDermott/Being Elmo hide caption

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Kevin Clash: The Man Behind Elmo

Kevin Clash: The Man Behind Elmo

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