Friday

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Music Articles

Decades Later, Neil Young Continues to Rock

In 1966, Neil Young joined L.A. rock band Buffalo Springfield; they split up three albums later due to inter-band fighting and their lack of commercial success. Young's new album is Praire Wind, considered a follow-up to his Harvest records.

Decades Later, Neil Young Continues to Rock

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Arts & Life

'Capote' Plumbs a Legend

Capote, the new film about Truman Capote, details the writer's life at the time around his breakthrough book, In Cold Blood. The film, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, tells the story of how Capote came to tell of the murder of a Holcomb, Kan., family.

'Capote' Plumbs a Legend

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Thursday

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Dexter Filkins, The 'Times' Man in Fallujah

New York Times reporter Dexter Filkins has been covering Iraq... thoroughly. In April he received the George Polk Award for War Reporting for his riveting, first-hand account of an eight-day attack on Iraqi insurgents in Fallujah.

Dexter Filkins, The 'Times' Man in Fallujah

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Music Articles

Kanye West: 'Late Registration'

Late Registration is the new album by hip-hop artist Kanye West. West recently drew a flurry of attention after telling an audience tuned in to a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina victims that "George Bush doesn't care about black people."

Kanye West: 'Late Registration'

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Wednesday

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'Time' Asks, Who Is the Next Mike Brown?

Time magazine's Mike Allen has co-authored a new investigative article on how the Bush administration appoints the officials who run vital government agencies. The article, spurred by complaints about ousted FEMA head Mike Brown, is "How Many More Mike Browns Are Out There?"

'Time' Asks, Who Is the Next Mike Brown?

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E.L. Doctorow's Civil War: 'The March'

In The March, novelist E.L. Doctorow applies his distinctive approach to historical fiction to events of the Civil War -- especially Gen. William T. Sherman's decisive, destructive assault on Georgia and the Carolinas.

E.L. Doctorow's Civil War: 'The March'

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Tuesday

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'Fresh Air' Turns 20

Philip Roth Discusses His Latest Accolade

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Philip Roth has been a favorite of readers since his memoir Goodbye, Columbus emerged to help define the culture of postwar America. Now the Library of America is releasing Roth's books — a rare step for a living author.

Philip Roth Discusses His Latest Accolade

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Monday

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Arts & Life

Scorsese Does Dylan: 'No Direction'

Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the new three-and-a-half-hour documentary about Bob Dylan called No Direction Home by director Martin Scorsese. It's available on a two-disc DVD and will be shown on PBS as part of the American Masters series.

Scorsese Does Dylan: 'No Direction'

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Friday

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Music Articles

A Birthday for the King of the Blues

Blues singer and guitarist B.B. King celebrated his 80th birthday on Sept. 16, 2005, and also released the new album 80, featuring blues duets with musicians including Elton John and Eric Clapton. This interview originally aired on Oct. 22, 1996.

A Birthday for the King of the Blues

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On Television

HBO's 'Extras' Among New Season Offerings

The major networks and several cable units are offering up new seasons in September. A new HBO comedy, Extras, stars Ricky Gervais, who remains best known for starring in and helping to create the original British version of The Office.

HBO's 'Extras' Among New Season Offerings

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Interviews

Director Madden Hopes 'Proof' Continues String

Film director John Madden's new film, Proof, is based on the stage play of the same name by David Auburn. It stars Anthony Hopkins and Gwyneth Paltrow. Madden's previous films include Shakespeare in Love (which won seven Academy Awards) and Mrs. Brown.

Director Madden Hopes 'Proof' Continues String

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Interviews

Feisty, Familiar, and British: Tom Wilkinson

British actor Tom Wilkinson is starring in two new films: Separate Lies, opposite Emily Watson, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Many American viewers first met Wilkinson in the popular British film The Full Monty; he was nominated for an Oscar for In the Bedroom.

Feisty, Familiar, and British: Tom Wilkinson

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Wednesday

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Interviews

Learning Life's Lessons from Alan Alda

Alan Alda played Hawkeye Pierce for 11 years in the television series M*A*S*H and has acted in, written, and directed many films. He has starred on Broadway, and his avid interest in science has led to his hosting PBS's Scientific American Frontiers.

Learning Life's Lessons from Alan Alda

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Tuesday

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Iraq

Stories from Iraq: 'Night Draws Near'

Anthony Shadid's new book is Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War. Shadid is the Baghdad correspondent for The Washington Post. The book culls stories from Shadid's many visits to Iraq over the past eight years.

Stories from Iraq: 'Night Draws Near'

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Pop Culture

Hargitay Collects Prizes, Keeps Acting

Since 1999, Mariska Hargitay has played a police detective specializing in sex crimes on the NBC drama, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Earlier this year, she won the Golden Globe for best actress in a dramatic series.

Hargitay Collects Prizes, Keeps Acting

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Monday

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Remembrances

A Genius for Story: Robert Wise

We remember director Robert Wise, who won Oscars for West Side Story and The Sound of Music. Wise also worked as the editor of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane. He died last week at 91. This interview first aired March 7, 1989.

A Genius for Story: Robert Wise

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