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Monday, November 20, 2006

We talk to the scientist in charge of photography for the 2004 robot missions to Mars. Then, a curator from the Frick talks about the current exhibit Cimabue and Early Italian Devotional Painting. And critic Robert Hughes examines his own life in a new memoir. Plus, legendary record producer Phil Ramone stops by.

Postcards from Mars

In 2004, mobile robots touched down on Mars, and took over 150,000 photographs. In Postcards from Mars, Jim Bell--the scientist in charge of the project--tells us what the strikingly detailed images reveal about the red planet.

Postcards from Mars is available for purchase at


Cimabue and Early Italian Devotional Painting

Curator Holly Flora talks about the paintings of Cimabue, widely considered one of the founders of Italian Renaissance painting.


Robert Hughes on an Eventful Life

Cultural critic Robert Hughes reflects on how his car accident, and other life-changing events, have shaped him over the years. His new memoir is Things I Didn't Know.

Things I Didn't Know is available for purchase at


Hit Record Producer Phil Ramone

Hit record producer Phil Ramone has worked with Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Madonna...and even Pavarotti. He talks about his far-ranging influence and interests.


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