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Friday, January 06, 2006

Robert Redford joins us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival. Then, two editors from The New York Times discuss how the paper covers culture in its Arts and Leisure weekend section. Jennifer Jason Leigh tells us about her role in the off Broadway production Abigail’s Party. And on the latest edition of Please Explain, we learn about the evolution of sound recording technology.

The Sundance Kid

Robert Redford is not only one of Hollywood's all-time greatest stars, he's also one of the godfathers of independent cinema. He joins us today for a look back on his career as an actor and director, and the founder of the successful Sundance Institute, now in it's 25th ...

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Covering Culture

New York Times theater editor Patti Cohen and associate editor John Darnton tell us about the paper’s approach to covering culture in the Arts and Leisure weekend section.

Music: Hanging Up Soundtrack, Tracks 3 and 4

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Abigail's Party

Jennifer Jason Leigh describes her role in a new off Broadway production of Mike Leigh's “Abigail’s Party.”

» Visit our Guest Picks page to find out what moves Jennifer Jason Leigh

Music: “Light My Fire” by Jose Feliciano
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, performed ...

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Please Explain: Sound Recording

On this week's edition of Please Explain, we explore the evolving technology behind sound recording...from the early days of wax cylinders, to the digital present. We'll also discuss the cultural importance of recorded sound, and the role it's played in our history. We're joined by Evan Eisenberg, the ...

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