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Otis Redding's 'Unfinished Life' Still Resonates

Nearly 50 years after his untimely death, Redding's influence as a spirit of soul music remains. Jonathan Gould, author of a new biography of the singer, explains why.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waved goodbye to supporters in 2012, bound for a medium-security facility in Littleton, Colo., for his 14-year sentence on corruption charges. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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A Bid For Blagojevich To Return To Springfield

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Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
Be-Bop-A-Lula Brian Setzer & The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Show me Julie Andrews & John Michael King
See You Again Charlie Puth & Wiz Khalifa
Bad Skin Day Bell X1

Hank Azaria as sportscaster Jim Brockmire — a character he says has been in his head for decades. Erika Doss/IFC hide caption

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Hank Azaria Says 'Brockmire' Has Been With Him For Years

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Composer Lou Harrison was open to the vividness of other cultures throughout his life. He helped introduce Indonesian gamelan music to the West. Courtesy of Eva Soltes hide caption

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Lou Harrison, The 'Maverick' Composer With Asia In His Ears

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Chaconne David Abel & American Gamelan
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Frank Farry is a state representative in the 142nd Legislative District in Pennsylvania, as well as a volunteer firefighter. He created a crisis hotline to provide support for first responders. Courtesy Pennsylvania House of Representatives/Courtesy Pennsylvania House of Representatives hide caption

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First Responders Need Help, Too: Crisis Hotline Caters To Emergency Workers

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The F O O L No BS! Brass
Play It Back Dr. Lonnie Smith & Robert Glasper
Richmond Joe Bonamassa

Jeffrey Tambor poses for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Aug. 7, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Rich Fury/Invision/AP hide caption

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'Are You Anybody?' Jeffrey Tambor Chronicles A Lifetime In Acting

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Otis Redding's 'Unfinished Life' Still Resonates

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(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
I Can't Turn You Loose Blues Brothers Band

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