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Mark Hamill (right) and Anthony Daniels reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker and C-3PO in the radio adaptation of Star Wars. Steve Smith hide caption

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Arts & Life

That Time NPR Turned 'Star Wars' Into A Radio Drama — And It Actually Worked

In the 1980s, NPR looked to the film saga to help boost audience numbers. it bought the rights from George Lucas (for $1) and got the original Luke Skywalker. The result was an overwhelming success.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Sanders Campaign: DNC Blocking Voter Data Is Overkill, Breach Of Contract

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Sanders Campaign: DNC Blocking Voter Data Is Overkill, Breach Of Contract

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Saul (Géza Röhrig) is almost always seen in a near close-up in Son of Saul, putting you right there next to him. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Movie Reviews

Shallow Focus Creates Depth Of Feeling In 'Son Of Saul'

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Shallow Focus Creates Depth Of Feeling In 'Son Of Saul'

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About two-dozen Muslim women attended a recent self-defense class in New York City. Courtesy of Mariana Aguilera hide caption

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Some Muslim Women Are Taking Self-Defense Into Their Own Hands

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Stonegate Bank's Pompano Beach, Fla., location, shown here, announced it is setting up a correspondent banking relationship with a Cuban financial institution. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Little Florida Bank Goes Where Behemoths Fear To Tread: Cuba

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Mark Hamill (right) and Anthony Daniels reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker and C-3PO in the radio adaptation of Star Wars. Steve Smith hide caption

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That Time NPR Turned 'Star Wars' Into A Radio Drama — And It Actually Worked

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