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Enduring Legacies: From The Wall Street Journal to Garbo

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Greta Garbo and Lewis Stone in <em>A Woman of Affairs</em> Greta Garbo and Lewis Stone in A Woman of Affairs (Courtesy of Photofest)

The Wall Street Journal began 125 years ago as a 4-page afternoon paper, and since then, it’s grown to cover every major financial center around the world and is published in 12 languages. We’ll speak with some of the Journal’s editors about the legacy and future of the paper. Playwright Sarah Treem talks about her play “When We Were Young and Unafraid;” she’s joined by Cherry Jones and Zoe Kazan, who star in it. We’ll explore the mysteries of “star presence” in cinema. And we’ll discuss the psychology and politics of child sexual abuse cases.

The Wall Street Journal Turns 125

On the 125th anniversary of The Wall Street Journal, three editors talk about the paper's legacy, and its future.  

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Cherry Jones, Zoe Kazan and Sarah Treem on Their Personal and Political Play

In Treem's new play, the owner of a bed and breakfast (Jones) opens her doors to abused women from all walks of life.

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Lighting Up the Screen: The Mystery Behind Star Power

Playwright and essayist James Harvey dives into the mysterious performances of movie stars in Watching Them Be: Star Presence on the Screen from Garbo to Balthazar.

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Are Child Sexual Abuse Cases More Common Than We Think?

Ross Cheit on his new book The Witch Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children.

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Actor/director Paul Mazursky

Tribute: Paul Mazursky

 

Paul Mazursky wrote and directed big-hearted, funny films, including “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” “An Unmarried Woman,” “Harry and Tonto,” “Enemies: A Love Story,” and “Down and Out in Beverly Hills.” The five-time Oscar nominee received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame late last year. He died June 30, 2014, at the age of 84. He was on the Lopate Show in 2007, talking about his first retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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