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Movies

Paul Weitz on 'American Dreamz'

Director Paul Weitz's new film, American Dreamz, satirizes American Idol and stars Dennis Quaid as a dimwitted U.S. president who goes on the show in an effort to save his falling approval ratings. Weitz's other films include American Pie and About a Boy.

Paul Weitz on 'American Dreamz'

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Chronicling the 'Beauty Academy of Kabul'

Filmmaker Liz Mermin's new documentary, The Beauty Academy of Kabul, is about a group of American hairdressers who open a beauty school in Afghanistan to teach local women how to cut hair and apply make-up, thus making them financially independent.

Chronicling the 'Beauty Academy of Kabul'

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Author Interviews

TV's Ferguson Looks at Pop Culture from the Page

Craig Ferguson hosts CBS's Late Late Show, which should give him a fairly good vantage point from which to poke fun at pop culture and the entertainment industry. He has pounced on the opportunity with his novel, Between the Bridge and the River.

TV's Ferguson Looks at Pop Culture from the Page

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Steve Lacy, a Saxophonist and Monk Interpreter

The late soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, who died in 2004 at the age of 69, trained and performed with Thelonious Monk when he was in his mid-20s. He was also known as the "father of the modern soprano saxophone." (Originally aired Aug. 28, 1997)

Steve Lacy, a Saxophonist and Monk Interpreter

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Monk's Influence on Pianist Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams has been recording albums, both solo and with ensembles, since 1978. Her music is often featured between interview segments on the show. You can hear the influence of Monk on her playing. (Originally aired Nov. 26, 1997)

Monk's Influence on Pianist Jessica Williams

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Books

Sen. Ted Kennedy and 'America Back on Track'

Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) talks about his new book, America Back on Track. In the book, Sen. Kennedy identifies what he sees as key challenges facing the United States now, and offers possible solutions.

Sen. Ted Kennedy and 'America Back on Track'

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Driveway Moments

Using DNA to Plumb Human Ancestry

Nicholas Wade, science reporter for The New York Times, examines what we've learned about our human ancestors using the latest techniques in DNA analysis in his new book, Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors.

Using DNA to Plumb Human Ancestry

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Art & Design

Cartoonist Luckovich Welcomes Second Pulitzer

Judges for the Pulitzer Prize Monday cited The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Mike Luckovich "for his powerful cartoons on an array of issues, drawn with a simple but piercing style." It's a second prize for Luckovich, who was also honored in 1995.

Cartoonist Luckovich Welcomes Second Pulitzer

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Interviews

Catherine Keener and 'Friends with Money'

Catherine Keener recently won a second Oscar nomination for her performance in Capote and appeared in the popular comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Now, she stars in Friends with Money, her third collaboration with writer-director Nicole Holofcener.

Catherine Keener and 'Friends with Money'

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