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Assisted Living; Richard Russo's Memoir of His Mother; Mystery, Revenge, and Cheese; YouTube and the Media

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A. C. Thompson talks about his year-long investigation into a multi-billion-dollar assisted-living company. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo on his complex relationship with his mother. Then, the story of a man who was lured to Spain by a famous cheese and its mysterious history. Plus, a look at what’s happened to YouTube since it was bought by Google in 2006, and whether the site could help transform entertainment.

“Life and Death in Assisted Living"

Frontline correspondent and ProPublica reporter A. C. Thompson discusses “Life and Death in Assisted Living,” a yearlong Frontline investigation in collaboration with ProPublica that explores the multi-billion dollar assisted living industry—and asks whether one of America's largest assisted living companies may be putting the lives of our loved ones at risk. “Life and Death in Assisted Living” premieres July 30, at 10 p.m. on PBS.

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Chasing a Dream: Richard Russo Discusses His Memoir, Elsewhere

"I was giving up something secure for something that, to her mind, was a dream." Richard Russo discusses his memoir Elsewhere, his path toward becoming a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, and his lifelong bond with his spirited mother.  

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Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese

Michael Paterniti tells a mysterious tale about Spain, a blood feud, and cheese, set in an ancient village of Guzmán, Spain. In The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese, he writes of being sucked into the heart of an unfolding mystery that includes accusations of betrayal and theft, death threats, and a murder plot. As the village begins to spill its long-held secrets, Paterniti finds himself implicated in the very story he is writing.

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How YouTube Changes Everything

Fortune's Miguel Helft talks about how YouTube has grown 50 percent this year and is making money and changing the media world. His story. “How YouTube Changes Everything” appears in the latest issue of Fortune magazine.

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Guest Picks: Richard Russo

Novelist Richard Russo was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his memoir, Elsewhere. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer also told us what 

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