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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sidney Lumet discusses 50 years of making movies. He’s joined by Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman, the stars of his new film. Find out how 15 Burmese plaintiffs successfully sued a giant oil corporation. Also, a travel writer’s 7,000-mile journey on the silk road. Plus, the challenges Camille Pissarro faced as the only Jewish Impressionist painter.

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Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet, Ethan Hawke, and Philip Seymour Hoffman on "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"

Academy Award-winning director Sidney Lumet, Ethan Hawke, and Philip Seymour Hoffman talk about their new film “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.” Mr. Lumet is being honored by the Museum of Moving Image for his 50-year directorial career.

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Travel Writer's 7,000-Mile Journey on the Silk Road

Colin Thubron is considered one of the best living travel writers. His latest travel epic is Shadow of the Silk Road, in which he recounts his journey across the ancient network of trade routes that once connected central China with the Mediterranean coast and now passes through several former Soviet ...

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Camille Pissarro: Jewish Impressionist Painter

Camille Pissarro was the only Jewish Impressionist painter, and he was deeply affected by the anti-Semitism he encountered. Curator Karen Levitov discusses the Jewish Museum's new exhibition “Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country,” and how Pissaro expressed his political views in his paintings.

”Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and ...

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Underreported: Burmese Villagers' Lawsuit Against Oil Giant

Chevron is currently exempt from the US sanctions on Burma that have been in place since 1997. We look into whether Chevron is helping to prop up the Burmese military regime. We also find out how a group of 15 Burmese plaintiffs managed to bring a lawsuit in US courts ...

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