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Tribute to a Film Classic

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Today's show is a tribute to the 1967 film classic The Graduate, which has come out with a new, 40th anniversary collector's edition DVD.

Mike Nichols directed the film, and he won an Oscar for his work. He also directed the big screen classics Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Silkwood, Working Girl, and Primary Colors, the cable movie Wit, and the miniseries Angels in America.

Nichols has also won two Emmys and many other industry awards. Before he became a film director, Nichols was known for his popular comedy improvisations with Elaine May. (Original airdate: 3/21/01)