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Fresh Air for December 14, 2013

In All Is Lost, Robert Redford plays an unnamed sailor, stranded at sea on a badly damaged yacht. Daniel Daza/Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Robert Redford, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Sheen

Fresh Air Weekend: Robert Redford, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Sheen

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Fresh Air for December 13, 2013

Jim Hall performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Fresh Air Remembers Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall

Fresh Air Remembers Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall

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American songwriter Sammy Cahn, pictured above in 1987, would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. He died in 1993, at the age of 79. David Gaywood/AP hide caption

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Celebrating The Centennial Of Lyricist Sammy Cahn

Celebrating The Centennial Of Lyricist Sammy Cahn

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A '70s con-artist couple (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) are forced to team up with an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper, right) in American Hustle, inspired by a real-life sting targeting corrupt politicians. Francois Duhamel/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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A 'Hustle' With Flow (And Plenty Of Flair)

A 'Hustle' With Flow (And Plenty Of Flair)

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Fresh Air for December 12, 2013

In All Is Lost, Robert Redford plays an unnamed sailor, stranded at sea on a badly damaged yacht. Daniel Daza/Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate hide caption

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At 77, Robert Redford Goes Back To His Roots

At 77, Robert Redford Goes Back To His Roots

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Fresh Air for December 11, 2013

Michael Sheen plays Dr. William Masters, the senior member of a research team that conducted pioneering studies for more than three decades into the physiology of human sexuality. Michael Desmond/Showtime hide caption

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Michael Sheen On The 'Accuracy And Invention' Of Real-Life Roles

Michael Sheen On The 'Accuracy And Invention' Of Real-Life Roles

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Ella Fitzgerald sings with bandleader Chick Webb in Asbury Park, N.J., in 1938. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Ella Fitzgerald's Early Years Collected In A Chick Webb Box Set

Ella Fitzgerald's Early Years Collected In A Chick Webb Box Set

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Fresh Air for December 10, 2013

President Bush speaks to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Philadelphia, on July 26, 2007. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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How ALEC Serves As A 'Dating Service' For Politicians And Corporations

How ALEC Serves As A 'Dating Service' For Politicians And Corporations

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The Beach Boys in 1964. Top row: Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson. Bottom row: Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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A Nostalgic — But Bumpy — Journey With The Beach Boys

A Nostalgic — But Bumpy — Journey With The Beach Boys

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