Terry Gross, shown above in 1987, has been host of Fresh Air since 1975, when it was broadcast only in greater Philadelphia. NPR's Fresh Air hide caption

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On Aaron Sorkin's latest drama The Newsroom, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) pledges to cover stories because they're important, not because they get ratings. HBO hide caption

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R.A. Dickey currently plays for the New York Mets. He was previously with the Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers. courtesy of the author hide caption

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Aziz Ansari dissects a variety of topics in his latest comedy special, Dangerously Delicious. Courtesy of Aziz Ansari hide caption

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Joan Rivers says her material has only gotten stronger with age. "I always say, 'What are you going to do? Are you going to fire me? Been fired. Going to be bankrupt? Been bankrupt.'" Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Laura Dern and series creator Mike White, shown together on the set of Enlightened, first worked together on White's 2007 film Year of the Dog.

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According to Tom Diaz of the Violence Policy Center, more people in the United States die every year from gun-related incidents than have been killed in all terrorist attacks worldwide since the 1960s. iStockPhoto hide caption

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Director David Chase and Executive Producer and Music Supervisor Steve Van Zandt on the set of Not Fade Away. Barry Wetcher/Paramount Vantage hide caption

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Christoph Waltz (right, with Jamie Foxx) stars in Quentin Tarantino's new film Django Unchained. Andrew Cooper/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Barbra Streisand is Joyce Brewster in The Guilt Trip. The multitalented performer has won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony — a feat achieved by fewer than a dozen artists. Sam Emerson/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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