Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, seen during an event for the show in July, shares some of his favorite TV shows. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Television

Watch This: Vince Gilligan's Favorite Dark Corners

From some very twisted — and very funny — British television to a '70s Jack Webb drama, the Breaking Bad creator shares his TV favorites for the occasional Morning Edition series Watch This.

A model displays a creation by Russian designer Igor Gulyaev during the Volvo Fashion Week in Moscow on Oct. 27, 2011. Mikhail Metzel/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Mikhail Metzel/AP

Animals

Russian Market Fuels Comeback Of North American Fur Market

Upwardly mobile consumers in China and Korea also are buying lots of fur, and "not necessarily your grandmother's old mink coat," says an observer. U.S. and Canadian trappers are flush; animal welfare advocates are concerned.

It's health results — not the number of treatments — that should count, leaders say. iStockphoto hide caption

itoggle caption iStockphoto

Shots - Health News

Congress Poised To Permanently Fix Its Medicare Payment Glitch

After a decade of kicking the ball down the road, Congress appears ready to repeal its payment formula for Medicare and replace it with a whole new system. This time, doctors would be paid according to the quality of results they produce, rather than the number of services they provide.

Oneonta John Fahey 0:28

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    John Fahey
    Track
    Oneonta

Medley: Hark, The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful John Fahey 1:30

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    John Fahey
    Track
    Medley: Hark, The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful

4

Volunteers look through children's letters to Santa at a post office in Salvador in northeastern Brazil's Bahia state. The campaign is part of a more than 20-year tradition to help those less fortunate to have gifts for the holiday. Raul Spinasse/DPA /Landov hide caption

itoggle caption Raul Spinasse/DPA /Landov
Listen Loading… 6:17
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/251672620/255422241" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

O Holy Night Canadian Brass 0:23

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Canadian Brass
    Track
    O Holy Night

Silent Night Canadian Brass 0:30

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Canadian Brass
    Track
    Silent Night

Etude, Op. 8, No. 2 Fred Hersch

Purchase

Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Fred Hersch
    Track
    Etude, Op. 8, No. 2
    Album
    Red Square Blue: Jazz Impressions of Russian Composers
    Label
    EMI Angel

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Andante Fred Hersch

8

Children carry the body of a friend who was killed by shelling during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus earlier this year. Momahed Dimashkia/Reuters/Landov hide caption

itoggle caption Momahed Dimashkia/Reuters/Landov
Listen Loading… 4:33
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/255406234/255406235" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Dawwâr El Shams Le Trio Joubran

Purchase

Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Le Trio Joubran
    Track
    Dawwâr El Shams
    Album
    As Fâr
    Label
    World Village

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Nawwar Le Trio Joubran

Purchase

Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Le Trio Joubran
    Track
    Nawwar
    Album
    As Fâr
    Label
    World Village

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Go, Possum, Go Wynton Marsalis

Purchase

Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Wynton Marsalis
    Track
    Go, Possum, Go
    Album
    Reeltime
    Label
    Sony Classical

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Gossipin' Hens Wynton Marsalis

Beats Me Jim Knapp's Scrape

Just A Moment Jim Knapp's Scrape

16

Duke Ellington signs his biography in London in 1958, with Billy Strayhorn in the background. Ellington and Strayhorn collaborated to create 1960's The Nutcracker Suite. Reg Davis/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Reg Davis/Getty Images
Listen Loading… 5:25
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/255234437/255424421" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Santa's Second Line New Birth Brass Band

Purchase

Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    New Birth Brass Band
    Track
    Santa's Second Line
    Album
    Putumayo Presents: New Orleans Christmas
    Label
    Putumayo World Music

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Ellis Marsalis

Purchase

Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Ellis Marsalis
    Track
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    Album
    Putumayo Presents: New Orleans Christmas
    Label
    Putumayo World Music

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Dirty Pretty Thing [From Dirty Pretty Things] Nathan Larson

Mom's Mercedes [From "High Art"] Nathan Larson

We Are Family Knightsbridge

Home of the Whopper Lynn Baker Quartet 1:39

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Lynn Baker Quartet
    Track
    Home of the Whopper

Theme from Emergency! Unknown

Breaking Bad Main Title Theme (Extended) Dave Porter 0:56

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Dave Porter
    Track
    Breaking Bad Main Title Theme (Extended)