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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Not every actor can be seen in the same day portraying a Catholic martyr and a disgraced US President! Frank Langella talks about his current roles as Richard Nixon and Sir Thomas More. Also: soprano Dawn Upshaw and crime writer Patricia Cornwell. And on Underreported: find out about the physical scars torture leaves.

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Patricia Cornwell, Frank Langella and Dawn Upshaw

Frank Langella

Not every actor can be seen as a Catholic martyr and a disgraced US President in the same day. Three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella currently stars as Richard Nixon in the new film "Frost/Nixon" (which opens Friday at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square, Broadway and 68th St.)and ...

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Dawn Upshaw in "Ainadamar"

Soprano Dawn Upshaw, the first vocalist to receive a MacArthur Genius Grant, talks about her performance in Osvaldo Golijov's opera, "Ainadamar," at Carnegie Hall. It's based on the murder of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca by fascist Falangist forces.

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Kay Scarpetta in New York City

The latest in Patricia Cornwell's best-selling crime series, Scarpetta, follows forensic psychologist Kay Scarpetta on an assignment in New York City that starts at Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric prison ward.

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Underreported: Forensics of Torture

Dr. Rajeev Bais and Dr. Lars Beattie describe the physical scars torture leaves, and how they use those scars to corroborate asylum seekers’ stories of torture. They're co-founders of Elmhurst Hospital’s Libertas Human Rights Clinic in Queens.

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Underreported: What Happens to Released Guantanamo Detainees

President-Elect Obama plans to close the Guantanamo prison camp. What will happen to the detainees there? Find out what's happened to former Guantanamo prisoners after being released following years of detention. Eric Stover of UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center is co-author of a recent study profiling former captives.

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