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Friday, November 17, 2006

Legendary writer, director, and actor Christopher Guest tells us about his latest comedy: “For Your Consideration.” Then, Emilio Estevez talks about writing and directing “Bobby,” his new film about the night Robert Kennedy was killed. Plus, film historian Peter Cowie pays tribute to silent film star Louise Brooks. And we explore the science and psychology of moods, on Please Explain.

Christopher Guest For Your Consideration

Christopher Guest tells us about “For Your Consideration,” his new comedy about what happens when the cast of a small independent film seizes onto rumors that they’re in the running for an Oscar.


Emilio Estevez on RFK's Assassination

On June 4th, 1968, Robert Kennedy won the California primary, and many believed he’d soon be president. But before the day was over, he’d been fatally shot. Emilio Estevez revisits that fateful day with his new film “Bobby.”


A Silent Film Seductress

Silent film star Louise Brooks became an icon of the Jazz Age with her distinctive bobbed hair, and her starring role as a seductive showgirl in “Pandora’s Box.” Film historian Peter Cowie pays tribute to her life on and off the screen.

Louise Brooks: Lulu Forever is available for purchase ...


Please Explain: Moods

On today's Please Explain, we attempt to understand moods. We ask what causes good and bad moods, how to change your mood, and what mood disorders are. David J. Hellerstein, MD is Director of the Mood Disorders Research Unit at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, which conducts studies on ...


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