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Bill Moyers began his career in journalism as a junior reporter at the Marshall News Messenger in Marshall, Texas. Sixty years later, he's retiring from his weekly show, Bill Moyers Journal. wnet.org hide caption

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Television

After Four Decades In TV News, Bill Moyers Retires

As the PBS newsman makes his final appearance on Bill Moyers Journal, which he started hosting in 1971, Fresh Air pays tribute to the television legend by rebroadcasting several conversations with him over the years.

After Four Decades In TV News, Bill Moyers Retires

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Rebecca Hall, Ann Guilbert and Amanda Peet stand in the Manhattan apartment that Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt's characters plan to take over — once Guilbert's character passes away. Piotr Redlinski/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Please Give': A Fine-Tuned Study Of Envy And Guilt

Critic David Edelstein reviews Nicole Holofcener's offbeat film about a couple (played by Oliver Platt and Catherine Keener) who are planning to expand their apartment into the one next door — just as soon as their elderly neighbor dies.

'Please Give': A Fine-Tuned Study Of Envy And Guilt

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Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth star in a new Broadway revival of Promises, Promises. Hayes says that he's had to overcome "a little added pressure and a little added fear" on stage because of his singing role. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Song of Myself was included in Walt Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass. Whitman paid for the publication of the first edition himself. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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Poetry

Robert Hass: On Whitman's 'Song Of Myself'

Robert Hass, the former poet laureate of the United States, explores one of Walt Whitman's most iconic poems, Song of Myself — and shares his opinion about why the poem still resonates 155 years after it was written.

Robert Hass: On Whitman's 'Song Of Myself'

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Music Articles

A Collection Of Vintage Pop From 'Panama!'

Dedicated and curious music fans are regularly finding new chapters in rock history from around the globe. Critic Milo Miles reviews one recent collection, a series of anthologies focusing on the lively story of vintage pop in Panama.

A Collection Of Vintage Pop From 'Panama!'

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The official budget of Avatar was $237 million, with an additional $150 million built in for promotional activities. Mark Fellman/20th Century Fox Corp. hide caption

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Take It Easy Hospital — the name of the fictionalized band in No One Knows About Persian Cats — performs in Tehran's underground music scene. From left: Pouya Hosseini, Ashkan Koshanejad, Kourosh Mirzaei and Negar Shaghi. Mijfilm hide caption

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Jamey Sheridan shines in the title role as a divorced contractor who exists merely as a "pale shadow" of his former self. Worldview Entertainment hide caption

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Sarah Silverman won an Emmy in 2008 for her video I'm F******* Matt Damon, which appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. Steve Agee hide caption

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Author Interviews

Sarah Silverman: Turning Ignorance Into Comedy

Comedian Sarah Silverman is known for delivering closely observed social commentary in a disarming, politically incorrect style. She tells stories about her childhood and her career in a new memoir, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee.

Sarah Silverman: Turning Ignorance Into Comedy

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Health

New FDA Regulations Could Change Smokers' Habits

A 2009 law gives the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products for the first time. New York Times reporter Duff Wilson, who covers the tobacco industry, explains what the ruling means -- and what impact it could have on the industry.

New FDA Regulations Could Change Smokers' Habits

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Sondheim, shown here in 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. He has also received eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Lance Cpl. Chris Garcia and other members of Golf Company cross an irrigation ditch as the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment moves into Helmand province in July during a major offensive against the Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Afghanistan

Dexter Filkins: Afghanistan's 'Make Or Break' Time

New York Times foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins has just returned from Afghanistan. He discusses what he's seen since the recent troop surge and explains the challenges the U.S. faces in trying to drive the Taliban out of the country.

Dexter Filkins: Afghanistan's 'Make Or Break' Time

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Clarke says he would like to see a separate government Internet network that would be constantly monitored for signs of attack. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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