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Monday, September 27, 2010

Leonard Lopate is back! On today's show: Ingrid Betancourt discusses her six years in captivity in the Colombian jungle. Then Adrian Grenier talks about the paparazzi and celebrity culture. And composer and sound artist Charlie Morrow talks about his work and the Little Charlie Festival. Plus, we'll find out about the history of MI6: Britain's Secret intelligence service.

Ingrid Betancourt on Her Captivity in Colombia

Ingrid Betancourt talks about being held hostage by a terrorist guerrilla organization, the FARC, for more than six and a half years in the Colombian jungle. Born in Bogotá, raised in France, she returned to Colombia to become a political leader, and was abducted while she was campaigning as a candidate for president. She tells her story in Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle.

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Adrian Grenier on "Teenage Paparazzo"

Adrian Grenier, star of the HBO series “Entourage” discusses his documentary “Teenage Paparazzo.” The film is a chronicle of his relationship with 14-year-old paparazzo: Austin Visschedyk. The film is an intimate look at paparazzi and the celebrity culture they serve. It debuts on HBO at 9:00 p.m., September 27.

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Little Charlie Fest

Composer and sound artist Charlie Morrow talks about the Little Charlie Fest: a three-day festival of performances, including concerts, multi-media projections, and public art. Little Charlie Fest is from September 28 through October 2.

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The Secret History of MI6

Historian and author Keith Jeffery tells the history of the world's oldest and most storied foreign intelligence service: Britain’s MI6. In The Secret History of MI6, he explores the important and largely hidden role MI6 had in shaping the history of Europe and the world.

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Guest Picks: Adrian Grenier

Adrian Grenier thinks that vinyl records sound better than MP3's. Find out what else he told us after his recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Guest Picks: Charlie Morrow

Find out some of Charlie Morrow's favorite picks!

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Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher was one of the most popular singers of the 1950s -- but he’s also known for his romantic entanglements with Debbie Reynolds (fathering Carrie and Todd Fisher) and Elizabeth Taylor, among others.  You could say he’d Been There, Done That, which was the title of his memoir – which he came to discuss with Leonard Lopate back in September of 1999.  He died recently at the age of 82.

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