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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin talks about his career and creative process. Plus our latest Underreported looks at who may have been behind the Stuxnet computer virus that destroyed many of Iran's nuclear facilities.

Alan Arkin

Academy Award winner Alan Arkin discusses his life and acting career. His memoir An Improvised Life recollects his artistic and personal process of becoming an actor, and offers a revealing look into the creative mind. He has starred and appeared in more than 80 films, and is also a director, musician, and children's book author.

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Underreported: Who Was Behind the Stuxnet Worm?

The Stuxnet virus made headlines when it damaged computers at Iran’s nuclear program. On this week’s Underreported segment, Vanity Fair writer Michael Joseph Gross looks at who could have built Stuxnet and why Israel may not have been behind the computer worm as many initially assumed. Plus, we’ll look at what Stuxnet means for the future of cyber warfare.

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Tribute: Duke Snider

Willie, Mickey, or the Duke?  There was a time when people used to debate whether Mays, Mantle, or Snider was the best ballplayer.  Hall of Famer Duke Snider was certainly key in the Brooklyn Dodgers’ glory years – the star among stars there.  And now the Duke has passed at the age of 84.  You can hear an interview Leonard did with him back in 1988.


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