Fresh Air Weekend Fresh Air Weekend is everything you love about Fresh Air — tailored for Saturday and Sunday. It highlights the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends.

Larry David returned for an eighth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm this year. David Bianculli called his show "one of the funniest and [most] daringly different shows ever made for TV." HBO hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: The Critics' Best Of 2011 Lists

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Fresh Air Weekend: Trent Reznor, Elmo

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Louis C.K., born Louis Szekely, is a writer, actor, producer, director and star of the FX series Louie. FX hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Louis C.K., Sports Journalism

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Test Kitchen,' Dustin Lance Black

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Michio Kaku is an author and the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. His books include Hyperspace, Visions and Beyond Einstein. Andrea Brizzi/Doubleday hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Danny Burstein, Michio Kaku

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Kermit the Frog does the backstage-chat thing with Amy Adams and Jason Segel in The Muppets. Scott Garfield/Disney hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Coppola, The Muppets

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Fresh Air Weekend: Regis Philbin, Alexander Payne

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Kirsten Dunst plays Justine, whose well-planned wedding takes place as a planet called Melancholia heads directly towards Earth. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Kirsten Dunst, Darrell Hammond

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Fresh Air Weekend: Tom Waits, Bill Nighy

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Michael Shannon plays federal agent Nelson Van Alden on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. "I think inside of Van Alden is a child — that arrested child — that never really got to develop its own identity," he says.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Michael Shannon, David Carr

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Seth MacFarlane voices several characters on Family Guy, including Brian (left) and Stewie (right) Griffin.

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Fresh Air Weekend: MacFarlane, Zombies, 'Snatchers'

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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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Fresh Air Weekend: Mike White, 'Marriage Plot'

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Homeland stars Damien Lewis as a returning POW and Claire Danes as a CIA agent who suspects he's a double agent.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jane Mayer, 'Homeland'

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Aaron Paul plays Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad. Ursula Coyote/AMC hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Breaking Bad' And '50/50'

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Clockwise from top: Margo Martindale in Justified; Will Arnett in Up All Night. Prashant Gupta/FX; Trae Patton/NBC hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Justified' And 'Up All Night'

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