Monday

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Animal Week on 'Fresh Air'

Veterinarian Translates Barks And Meows

Veterinarian Nancy Kay helps pet caregivers consider what's in the medical best interest of their furry friends, and offers advice on everything from helping a pet handle vet visits to figuring out whether an animal is in pain.

Veterinarian Translates Barks And Meows

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Friday

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Music Articles

Songwriter, 'Pack' Leader Ellie Greenwich

Ellie Greenwich, who co-wrote some of the most popular songs of the early 1960s for the girl groups produced by Phil Spector, died Aug. 26 from a heart attack. In this interview, rebroadcast from 1986, Greenwich discusses the highlights of her career.

Songwriter, 'Pack' Leader Ellie Greenwich

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Television

Danny McBride, Pitching For Laughs In 'Eastbound'

Comic actor Danny McBride stars in Eastbound and Down, an HBO series about a washed-up baseball star who becomes a substitute gym teacher. The show is out now on DVD. Rebroadcast from Feb. 2009.

Danny McBride, Pitching For Laughs In 'Eastbound'

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Thursday

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Interviews

Pulp And Circumstance: Tarantino Rewrites History

Writer and director Quentin Tarantino discusses his new film, Inglourious Basterds, which blends elements of the spaghetti western with those of World War II films. Tarantino's other films include Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill films.

Pulp And Circumstance: Tarantino Rewrites History

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Wednesday

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U.S.

Revisiting A Conversation With Ted Kennedy

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy died Tuesday night of complications related to a cancerous brain tumor. In this archival interview from 2006, Kennedy spoke with guest host Dave Davies about the problem of — and possible solutions to — America's burgeoning health care costs.

Revisiting A Conversation With Ted Kennedy

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Movies

Jason Bateman: Extracting Fun From The Workplace

Perhaps best known for his work on the Fox TV show Arrested Development, Jason Bateman discusses his upcoming role as the boss at a vanilla extract company in Mike Judge's new the workplace comedy Extract.

Jason Bateman: Extracting Fun From The Workplace

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Tuesday

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Music Articles

New Lost City Ramblers Look Back At 50 Years

Few groups get to achieve a 50th anniversary, but the pioneering American folk trio the got to do just that this year. The release of a three-disc commemorative set by the New Lost City Ramblers was darkened, though, but the death of co-founder Mike Seeger.

New Lost City Ramblers Look Back At 50 Years

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Television

When News Happened, Don Hewitt Was There

Don Hewitt, who died on Aug. 19 at age 86, didn't invent the TV newsmagazine, but he sure invented the most successful and durable one. David Bianculli offers a remembrance of the man behind 60 Minutes.

When News Happened, Don Hewitt Was There

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Media

'60 Minutes' Creator Hewitt: A Lifetime Of News

In this 2001 archival interview, 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt discusses the highlights of his career, including his work on the televised Nixon-Kennedy debate. Hewitt died Aug. 19 at age 86.

'60 Minutes' Creator Hewitt: A Lifetime Of News

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Musical Comedy Flies In 'Conchords'

British writer and director James Bobin discusses his work on Flight of the Conchords, which he co-created and now co-writes and co-executive produces. The funny HBO musical comedy show follows a couple of clueless musicians trying to make it big in New York City.

Musical Comedy Flies In 'Conchords'

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Brad Pitt puffs out his jaw to play Aldo Raine, a part-Apache Southerner in Quentin Tarantino's new film, Inglourious Basterds. Francois Duhamel/TWC hide caption

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Movies

Tarantino's Rollicking, Rocky Rewrite Of WWII

Set in German-occupied France, Quentin Tarantino's World War II revenge fantasia Inglourious Basterds is an ungainly pastiche — that also manages to feel organic. David Edelstein has a review.

Tarantino's Rollicking, Rocky Rewrite Of WWII

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Thursday

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Movie Interviews

The 'Big Fan' Team: Patton Oswalt, Robert Siegel

The King of Queens star and the writer of last year's acclaimed film The Wrestler have collaborated on a wrenching movie about an obsessive football fan whose life is upended after a brutal encounter with his favorite player.

The 'Big Fan' Team: Patton Oswalt, Robert Siegel

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Wednesday

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Music Interviews

A 'Handsome' Tribute From Loudon Wainwright

The singer and songwriter's new double album, High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, is a tribute to the old-time country banjo player who died in 1931.

A 'Handsome' Tribute From Loudon Wainwright

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Tuesday

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Media

Alex Jones On 'Losing The News,' And Why It Matters

Newspapers are in trouble, and many Web sites, blogs and cable news shows have opinionated hosts at the helm. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Jones talks about his book, Losing the News, and the crisis facing impartial reporting.

Alex Jones On 'Losing The News,' And Why It Matters

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Music Articles

For Richard Thompson's 60th, A Musical Gift

A founding member of the Fairport Convention and a legendarily accomplished guitar player and songwriter, he's celebrated in a new four-disc career overview from the Shout Factory label.

For Richard Thompson's 60th, A Musical Gift

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Book Reviews

Russo's Old 'Magic' Shines In Wry New Novel

Richard Russo turns a satiric eye toward matrimony and middle age in his new novel, That Old Cape Magic. Book critic Maureen Corrigan calls the book a "glistening ... chambered nautilus of a novel."

Russo's Old 'Magic' Shines In Wry New Novel

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