Fresh Air Interviews Terry Gross interviews luminary artists about their lives and musical work

Billy Crystal has hosted the Academy Awards more times than anyone except Bob Hope. "I love doing it because I love the danger of it," Crystal says. "You have to come through and think on your feet." Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Billy Crystal Finds Fun In Growing Old (But Still Can't Find His Keys)

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In Memoir, Linda Ronstadt Describes Her 'Simple Dreams'

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At The BBC, The Beatles Shocked An Institution

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Jack Bishop recommends letting your turkey sit for at least 30 minutes before you start carving. Ruocaled/Flickr hide caption

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Don't Stuff The Turkey And Other Tips From 'America's Test Kitchen'

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Franklin D. Roosevelt smiled upon hearing that he was leading the 1928 contest for governor of New York, more than six years after he contracted polio. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Roosevelt's Polio Wasn't A Secret: He Used It To His 'Advantage'

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Shortened Term Limited JFK's Accomplishments, But Not His Contributions

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Botched Investigation Fuels Kennedy Conspiracy Theories

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Personhood In The Womb: A Constitutional Question

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Keegan-Michael Key (left) and Jordan Peele both started their careers at Second City, Peele in Chicago and Key in Detroit. Ian White/Comedy Central hide caption

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For Key And Peele, Biracial Roots Bestow Special Comedic 'Power'

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In a new memoir, Anjelica Huston recounts her childhood in Ireland, her teen years in London and her coming of age in New York. Robert Fleischauer/Courtesy of Scribner hide caption

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Anjelica Huston Tells Her 'Story' Of Growing Up With A Director Dad

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'Promised Land' Wrestles With Israel's Brutal Contradictions

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Doris Lessing, pictured here in 2006, once refused to allow the queen to declare her a dame of the British Empire, because — as the author put it — "There is no British Empire." Martin Cleaver/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Remembers 'Golden Notebook' Author Doris Lessing

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Carol Burnett arrives for the 16th Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor on Oct. 20 in Washington, D.C. Kris Connor/Getty Images hide caption

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Carol Burnett: The Fresh Air Interview

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Bruce Dern has been acting for more than 50 years. In Nebraska, he plays a man on a mission to collect $1 million. Merie W. Wallace/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Actor Bruce Dern Gets Up Close And Personal In 'Nebraska'

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A woman worker sorts used plastic bottles at a recycle center in Mumbai, India. Rajanish Kakade/AP hide caption

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Christmas Lights Make Slippers In Global 'Junkyard' Economy

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