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Anjelica Huston; 85 Years of the Oscars; "Philomena"; Actor Stacy Keach

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

On today’s show: We go to the movies! Anjelica Huston talks about growing up the child of actor and director John Huston, her mother’s untimely death, and finding her own way in the entertainment industry. Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne tells us about the history of the Academy Awards. Steve Coogan and Philomena Lee discuss the new film, “Philomena.” Actor Stacy Keach talks about becoming a beloved actor in films like “American History X,” television shows including “Titus,” and on the stage, playing some of Shakespeare’s greatest roles.

Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston talks about coming of age in Ireland, London, and New York. She discusses her parents separation in the early 1960s, encountering the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac in London, and losing her mother in a car crash when she was just 17. She moved to New York and became a model in the 1970s. Her memoir, A Story Lately Told, is the first part of her life story.

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Robert Osborne on 85 Years of the Oscar

Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies, gives an account of the history of the Academy Awards. His newly revised book 85 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards, talks about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the birth of the Oscars, and presents the story of each year's awards, beginning with the very first.

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Steve Coogan and Philomena Lee on "Philomena"

 Philomena Lee’s efforts to find the son she gave up for adoption.

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Stacy Keach on His Actor's Life

The actor is known for movie and the television roles and revered as one of America's finest classical stage actors.

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How to Help This Thanksgiving

On the next Food Fridays we’re going to help you get ready for your Thanksgiving dinner – and we're also compiling a list of ways to help bring Thanksgiving dinner to less fortunate New Yorkers.

Do you know of ways to donate food, volunteer your time, or otherwise help this Thanksgiving? Share the details below!

We’ll post the results on Friday, November 22. 

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Tributes: Doris Lessing

When Doris Lessing was confronted by a bunch of reporters outside her home in London one day in 2007, and was told she'd just won the Nobel Prize, she retorted, "Oh, Christ!...  I couldn't care less." The outspoken, independent, and sometimes irascible author reinvented herself over the course of novels, short stories, essays and poems, whether drawing upon her childhood spent in the Central African bush, or imagining a dystopian future.  It was The Golden Notebook, her 1962 novel, though, that brought her the most acclaim. She died recently at the age of 94.  You can hear her distinctive voice in an interview with Leonard from 2003 below.

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