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Present at the Creation: Hopper's 'Nighthawks'

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Present at the Creation: Hopper's 'Nighthawks'

Present at the Creation: Hopper's 'Nighthawks'

Present at the Creation: Hopper's 'Nighthawks'

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Edward Hopper's 1942 Nighthawks captures three customers seated at the counter of a brightly lit all-night diner, all seemingly lost in their own thoughts. NPR's Scott Simon presents the story behind one of the most famous paintings of the 20th century. His report is part of the Present at the Creation series on the origins of American cultural icons.

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