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Billy Crystal has hosted the Academy Awards more times than anyone except Bob Hope. "I love doing it because I love the danger of it," Crystal says. "You have to come through and think on your feet." Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost as a solitary man struggling to make his yacht seaworthy again after it collides with a rogue shipping container adrift in the Indian Ocean. Richard Foreman/Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate hide caption

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At Home At Sea: Robert Redford, At His Best Alone

The actor is a cast of one in All Is Lost, about a man adrift alone in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Fresh Air critic David Edelstein says Redford and director J.C. Chandor have pulled off the ultimate fusion of actor and character. (Recommended)

At Home At Sea: Robert Redford, At His Best Alone

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Set in London in the early 1930s, Dancing on the Edge is a five-part miniseries about a black jazz band trying to crack the dance halls and radio playlists. Made for BBC-2, the episodes will air starting Saturday night on the Starz cable network. Starz hide caption

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Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter star as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Burton and Taylor, a new made-for-TV movie from BBC America. BBC America hide caption

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A Peek Into The Private Lives Of 'Burton And Taylor'

A new made-for-TV movie from BBC America dramatizes one particular period in the intertwined lives of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Critic David Bianculli says less is more, and the film's narrow biographic focus is one of its strengths.

A Peek Into The Private Lives Of 'Burton And Taylor'

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Music Articles

Graham Nash: The Fresh Air Interview

As part of Crosby, Stills & Nash, the British singer-songwriter helped define a West Coast sound. Here, he discusses the influence of Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers and marijuana on his career, as well as his new memoir, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life.

Graham Nash Has 'Wild Tales' To Spare

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An employee walks through an aisle at Amazon.com's 1.2 million-square foot fulfillment center in Phoenix, Ariz., in November 2012. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Tom Hanks, Ben Franklin's Sister, Daniel Radcliffe

Tom Hanks plays Captain Phillips in a high-seas hostage drama. Historian Jill Lepore introduces us to Jane, Ben Franklin's younger sister. And we catch up with child-actor-turned-artist Daniel Radcliffe now that he's in his post-Potter years.

Fresh Air Weekend: Tom Hanks, Ben Franklin's Sister, Daniel Radcliffe

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A Pirate Saga More Sobering Than Swashbuckling

Tom Hanks stars as the title character in the gripping Captain Phillips, opposite the compelling Somali-born actor Barkhad Abdi as the leader of a pirate band that attacks his freighter in the Gulf of Aden. (Recommended)

A Pirate Saga More Sobering Than Swashbuckling

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Ahmad Jamal Weaves Old And New On 'Saturday Morning'

The jazz pianist uses his new record to recall works of yesteryear and simultaneously illustrate his new sense of direction. Jamal isn't playing the way he did 60 years ago, now that he's finished warming up.

Ahmad Jamal Weaves Old And New On 'Saturday Morning'

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