Paul Thomas Anderson, “Heart Like a Wheel,” & Hating on “The Newsroom”

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Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Short, Jordan Christian Hearn and Sasha Pieterse in <em>Inherent Vice</em>
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The novels of Thomas Pynchon always seemed too weird and too long to make into movies. But the director Paul Thomas Anderson, a dedicated Pynchon fan, has taken on the challenge with "Inherent Vice." They’re not “unfilmmable  maybe just hard,” he says. Also, the story of Linda Ronstadt’s breakthrough album “Heart Like a Wheel.” And we search for the answer to a TV mystery: why was "The Newsroom" so bad?