The Return of Alan Alda

Alan Alda as Sen. John Owen Brewster in Martin Scorsese's 'The Aviator'

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From his breakout role as Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H* to his Oscar-nominated turn in The Aviator, Alan Alda continues to be a presence in American film and on television. Alda speaks with NPR's Joe Palca and listeners about his many roles and his approach to the craft of acting.

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Alan Alda, actor, Oscar nominee, Best Supporting Actor in the film The Aviator; now on The West Wing as Republican Senator Arnold Vinick

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