Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert address thousands gathered for The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington on Saturday.
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October 31, 2010 Tens of thousands of people got together Saturday on the National Mall with comedians Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear was mostly a good-natured riot -- a laugh riot, that is.
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October 30, 2010 We look at some of the highs and lows of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's big rally on the National Mall, from words forgotten to words painted in great big fonts on signs.
October 30, 2010 Tens of thousands of people got together on the National Mall on Saturday with comedians Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. NPR's Andrea Seabrook was there, and she tells host Guy Raz that the "Rally for Sanity and/or Fear" was mostly a good-natured riot -- a laugh riot, that is.
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People gather for the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear on the National Mall on Saturday in Washington, D.C.
October 30, 2010 The crowds are festive, goofy, disillusioned with the state of politics if not the nation, and ready to play nice at a gathering called to counter all the shouting and flying insults of these polarized times. Colbert honored NPR with a "Medal of Fear" for forbidding employees not covering the rally to attend it.
The poster for the 'Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear' looks as much like a real rally poster as possible, right down to the very serious faces.
October 30, 2010 Whatever else the Rally For Sanity And/Or Fear turns out to be, it will be a very big entertainment event, and we'll be covering it during the day on Saturday.
October 30, 2010 Sir Michael Caine is the only actor, along with Jack Nicholson, to have been nominated for an Oscar every decade since the 1960s. His second autobiography tells tales of working with Steve Martin, how his marriage has survived 40 years, and what it's like to make people laugh. Host Scott Simon speaks with Caine about his new book The Elephant to Hollywood.
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November 7 will bring the 21st incarnation of "Treehouse Of Horror," the Halloween tradition The Simpsons have made famous.
October 29, 2010 The Simpsons creator Matt Groening talks to Liane Hansen this weekend about an enormous new episode guide covering the show's first 20 years, and about the "Treehouse Of Horror" tradition.
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A zombie epidemic has taken over the world in AMC's The Walking Dead.
October 29, 2010 On Halloween, a new show about a sudden infestation of zombies premieres on AMC. TV critic David Bianculli says the spooky series works because it's "beautiful and foreboding all at once."
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October 29, 2010 After 250 episodes, the reality TV show "What Not To Wear" returns for its eighth season today on cable channel TLC. To preview some of the fashion transformations of the season and explore how fashion fits in with self-esteem, host Michel Martin speaks with the show's co-host Clinton Kelly.
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October 29, 2010 This week: It's Halloween, and Pop Culture Happy Hour is ready to embrace it, from spooky ghosts to amusement park menaces to costumes we love our mothers for making. Or, in the alternative, resent our mothers for making us wear.
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October 28, 2010 NPR's Elizabeth Blair looks at scary TV for kids on Friday's Morning Edition, and we thought we'd take a moment to think about what scares kids. And what better way than to ask you what scared you when you were little?
October 28, 2010 James MacArthur, the man who was Danno to Jack Lord's Steve McGarrett on the 1970s television police drama Hawaii Five-O, died in Florida today, according to his agent.
Adrien Brody (right) and Sarah Polley star in Splice, one of our five scary movies for Halloween.
October 28, 2010 Still looking for something to scare yourself silly on Halloween? We've got five of this year's horror (or horror-like) films that may give you an adequate case of the creeps.
October 28, 2010 President Obama appeared on the Daily Show last night. In a remarkably polite exchange, the President defended his first two years in office, saying he has accomplished many of the things he promised in 2008.
Beth Accomando has a grisly wound applied to her shoulder with makeup.
October 27, 2010 Beth Accomando spent a day as a zombie -- well, being made up as a zombie for a movie, that is. She shares some of the lessons she learned about fake blood, motivation, and that bored look zombie children get.
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