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Friday, December 07, 2007

Christopher Plummer has appeared in over 100 films! He talks about his latest, "The Man in the Chair." Also, a look at a new series that focuses on world literature -- one country at a time. We hear about the jinxed life of jazz vocalist Jackie Paris. And on Please Explain: find out how you can be an amateur astronomer!

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Christopher Plummer

Writers Around the World

A new anthology series features literature from around the world – one country at a time. Edward Hirsch edits The Writer’s World; Eavan Boland is editing the volume on Irish writers, and Margaret Sayers Peden is editing the volume on Mexican writers.

Event: Edward Hirsch, Eavan Boland, and Margaret Sayers ...

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Christopher Plummer: "The Man in the Chair"

Christopher PlummerChristopher Plummer has played some memorable roles in over 100 films…including Captain von Trapp in "The Sound of Music." In his latest, "The Man in the Chair," he plays a retired film gaffer who strikes up ...

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Jazz Vocalist Jackie Paris

The late, great be-bop jazz singer Jackie Paris fell into near-total obscurity. Director Raymond de Felitta looks into how that happened in his new documentary, "’Tis Autumn." The film opens today, Fri. Dec. 7, at Cinema Village at 22 E. 12th St.

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Please Explain: How to Be an Amateur Astronomer

Anyone can learn to be an amateur astronomist - even here in New York City, where you often can't see any stars!

Richard Rosenberg, President of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, tells us about the best spots for stargazing in the city. Bob Thompson, author of ...

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