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Fresh Air For Nov. 23, 2019: Director Marielle Heller; Actor Robert Pattinson

"The way the public feels about Tom Hanks has a similar quality to how we feel about Mister Rogers," says director Marielle Heller. But she found that Hanks and Rogers had a very different energy. At the beginning, she tried to "rein Tom's natural buoyancy back and settle him into a kind of zenlike state." Lacey Terrell/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Marielle Heller; Actor Robert Pattinson

Fresh Air Weekend: Director Marielle Heller; Actor Robert Pattinson

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Fresh Air For Nov. 22, 2019: Leonard Cohen's Preoccupation With 'Brokenness'

Fresh Air For Nov. 21, 2019: Ukrainian Oligarchs And Foreign Influence On American Politics

Fresh Air For Nov. 20, 2019: Director Marielle Heller On Mister Rogers

"The way the public feels about Tom Hanks has a similar quality to how we feel about Mister Rogers," says director Marielle Heller. But she found that Hanks and Rogers had a very different energy. At the beginning, she tried to "rein Tom's natural buoyancy back and settle him into a kind of zenlike state." Lacey Terrell/Sony Pictures hide caption

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'Beautiful Day' Director On Mister Rogers' 'Radical Notion': Telling Kids The Truth

'Beautiful Day' Director On Mister Rogers' 'Radical Notion': Telling Kids The Truth

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