Tuesday

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'Fresh Air' Turns 20

The Woman in Scorsese's Edit Room

Academy Award-winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker has edited every one of Martin Scorsese's movies, from Raging Bull to The Aviator. Schoonmaker has had a front-row seat to see how film editing has changed over the past 30 years.

The Woman in Scorsese's Edit Room

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Monday

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Pop Culture

Tom Kenny, Also Known As 'SpongeBob'

Comic Tom Kenny is the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon's animated star of television and lately the movies, too. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is now out on DVD. Originally broadcast on Nov. 16, 2004.

Tom Kenny, Also Known As 'SpongeBob'

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Friday

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Interviews

Skateboarding Pioneer Stacy Peralta

Peralta wrote and acts in the new movie 'Lords of Dogtown'. The feature evolved from Peralta's 2002 documentary 'Dogtown and Z-Boys.' Both films are about the community of skateboarders in California in the 1970s who originated extreme skateboarding.

Skateboarding Pioneer Stacy Peralta

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Thursday

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Remembrances

Acclaimed Producer Ismail Merchant

Film producer Ismail Merchant died Wednesday at age 68. In conjunction with James Ivory, he produced A Room With a View (1985), Howards End (1992) and other films. Their newest film, Heights, hits theaters in June. (Original airdate: 9/10/87)

Acclaimed Producer Ismail Merchant

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Wednesday

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Books

Civil Surgery: 'Bleeding Blue and Gray'

Surgeon and medical historian Ira Rutkow's new book is Bleeding Blue and Gray: Civil War Surgery and the Evolution of American Medicine. Rutkow is also the author of Surgery: An Illustrated History, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Civil Surgery: 'Bleeding Blue and Gray'

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Arts & Life

'Mysterious Skin' Takes to the Big Screen

Director Gregg Araki and novelist Scott Heim have collaborated on the new film Mysterious Skin, based on Heim's novel of the same name. It's the story of two young men who were sexually molested as boys, and the different ways in which trauma has shaped their lives.

'Mysterious Skin' Takes to the Big Screen

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Book Reviews

A Russia-N.Y. Mystery in 'Thirty-Three Swoons'

The new novel Thirty-Three Swoons by Martha Cooley is a detailed intrigue set in Manhattan, interweaving the worlds of theatre and the perfume industry. Cooley's previous work includes The Archivist. Book critic Maureen Corrigan has a review.

A Russia-N.Y. Mystery in 'Thirty-Three Swoons'

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Tuesday

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On Television

As TV Season Ends, a Look Ahead

As May draws to a close, fans of some of television's biggest shows -- American Idol, CSI, Desperate Housewives, among others -- are being treated to season-ending finales. At the same time, TV is testing the waters for its fall season.

As TV Season Ends, a Look Ahead

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Monday

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Religion

Christians Make Inroads at Ivy Schools

Journalist David Kirkpatrick covers Congress for The New York Times. As part of a series on class issues for the paper, he co-authored a story on the increase of evangelical Christians on Ivy League campuses. The article was published in the Sunday, May 22, edition.

Christians Make Inroads at Ivy Schools

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Religion

Religion's Place in University Life

Rev. Thomas Breidenthal is dean of religious life at Princeton University. Breidenthal is a scholar, teacher and Episcopal priest. He is the author of the 1997 book Christian Households: The Sanctification of Nearness.

Religion's Place in University Life

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Thursday

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Author Interviews

Novel 'Acts of Faith' Takes on Sudan Conflict

Journalist and novelist Philip Caputo's new novel, Acts of Faith, is set in Sudan during that country's civil war. It depicts the consequences — intended and otherwise — the conflict has on aid workers and missionaries involved in relief work.

Novel 'Acts of Faith' Takes on Sudan Conflict

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Music Articles

Rare Billie Holiday Music and Footage

Billie Holiday: The Ultimate Collection, is a two CD/one DVD collection of Holiday performances. Included along with many of the singer's classic songs are some rarely seen appearances of Holiday on 1950s television.

Rare Billie Holiday Music and Footage

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Wednesday

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