The Understudy, the Undiscovered, and the Underground

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Justin Kirk and Tony Award-winner Julie White discuss starring in the new Theresa Rebeck comedy "The Understudy." Then, Daniel Eagan explains why the 500 films in the National Film Registry are so important to cinema. And photographer Ted Cross talks about his new book about waterbirds. Plus, Please Explain is all about hibernation!

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The Understudy

Tony Award-winning actress Julie White and actor Justin Kirk talk about their roles in Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy "The Understudy," which takes a look at the most thankless job in theatre. The Roundabout Theater Company’s production of "The Understudy" is playing at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center ...

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America’s Film Legacy

Daniel Eagan has compiled a comprehensive guide to the 500 most significant films ever made in the United States, from big-budget blockbusters to experimental shorts. America’s Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide to the Landmark Movies in the National Film Registry presents the films that make up the backbone of ...

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Photographer Ted Cross discusses tracking down birds from the tundra of eastern Siberia to the tropical islands of the South Pacific. His book Waterbirdsis a collection of photographs, field notes, and fascinating accounts birds’ habits and habitat. You can visit Ted Cross's website, Birders United, by clicking

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Please Explain: Hibernation

Our latest Please Explain looks into why and how animals hibernate. We’re joined by Dr. Matthew Andrews, Professor and Head of Biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and Dr. Hannah Carey, Professor, Department of Comparative Biosciences, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Leonard's Questions: Daniel Eagan

Daniel Eagan is a fan of mountain climbing! Find out what else he revealed to us after his appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.


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