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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hope in Nepal, Tension in Baltimore, and Courage Among the Trans Community

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the earthquake relief efforts underway in Nepal, protests in the streets of Baltimore, and Bruce Jenner's interview with 20/20's Diane Sawyer.

Selected Shorts

Roy Spivey

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Close encounter with a celebrity.

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Selected Shorts

Missed Connections

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Finding the girl of your dreams; losing the boy of your dreams; extreme closure, and close encounters with a celeb.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Changing America, a Brewing Revolution, and Fighting Rape Culture

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Takeaway looks at President Obama's action on immigration, a look at the violent protests in Mexico, and the allegations of sexual assault facing comedian Bill Cosby. 

The Takeaway

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, September 26, 2014

This week in "Thanks, Internet," Sean Rameswaram of Studio 360 and Sideshow talks to John Hockenberry about the online treasures you may have missed.

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The Takeaway

James Franco & Scott Haze on 'Child of God'

Friday, August 01, 2014

Lester Ballard, the protagonist of Cormac McCarthy's novel "Child Of God," is easy to hate. He's violent, he's morally corrupt, and he's into necrophilia. James Franco directed and co-wrote the new film adaption of the book, which stars actor Scott Haze

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Fishko Files

Lee Grant's 12 Years on the Hollywood Blacklist: 'Rage is a Good Word'

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Oscar-winning actress says writing her memoir, I Said Yes to Everything, helped her make peace with losing the prime years of her career to the paranoia of the McCarthy era.

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The Takeaway

Director Paul Haggis on His New Film 'Third Person'

Monday, June 23, 2014

Oscar winner Paul Haggis weighs in on his new film "Third Person," which follows the interlocking stories of three couples in three cities. The star-studded film includes Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Adrian Brody and Moran Atias.

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On Being

Rosanne Cash — Time Traveler [remix]

Thursday, June 05, 2014

As the daughter of Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash describes her life as "circumscribed by music." But, it's through her love of language and quantum mechanics that she's finding new sources of creativity and mathematical ways to think abo

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On Being

[Unedited] Rosanne Cash with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 05, 2014

As the daughter of Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash describes her life as "circumscribed by music." But, it's through her love of language and quantum mechanics that she's finding new sources of creativity and mathematical ways to think abo

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Soundcheck

New Angle On The 'Man In The Mirror'

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Music writer Bill Wyman reviewed Untouchable, a new book about Michael Jackson, for The New Yorker and joins us with his take.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Before Bono: Danny Kaye, First UN Ambassador, on his 1954 East Asia trip

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

In 1954, entertainment superstar Danny Kaye became UNICEF's first Ambassador at Large, a post he held until his death in 1987. This is Mr Kaye's personal recounting of his first East Asian tour visiting many of the world's impoverished children.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Before It Was Trendy, It Was Scandalous: Burlesque Star Gypsy Rose Lee, 1957

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

WNYC

Few writers begin their appearance at The Herald Tribune's prestigious Books and Authors Luncheon series by doing a striptease, but Gypsy Rose Lee feels it is expected of her. 

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On Being

Rosanne Cash, Time Traveler [remix]

Thursday, August 09, 2012

As the daughter of Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash describes her life as one "circumscribed by music." But, it's through her love of language and quantum mechanics that she's finding new sources of creativity and mathematical ways to think abo

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On Being

[Unedited] Rosanne Cash with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 09, 2012

As the daughter of Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash describes her life as one "circumscribed by music." But, it's through her love of language and quantum mechanics that she's finding new sources of creativity and mathematical ways to think abo

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Strangers

Suzanne Ely, Mace Neufeld, Dave Kessler: Fame

Friday, May 18, 2012

What do Frank Sinatra, Moammar Qadaffi, Jackie Onassis and Bob Dylan have in common? They're all part of this

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On The Media

Policing Gossip

Friday, April 27, 2012

GossipCop.com is premised on the idea that gossip mongers need to be policed and that readers are interested in seeing rumors corrected. Brooke speaks with Gossip Cop's Michael Lewittes who explains how he goes about trying to correct celebrity rumors and why the site has become so popular.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Notes from “The Lyons Den"

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jeffrey Lyons shares stories from his father, Leonard Lyons, who wrote the famous newspaper column “The Lyons Den” from 1934 to 1974, and knew all the celebrities of the era—from Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill, from Ethel Barrymore to Sophia Loren, from George Burns to Ernest Hemingway, and from Joe DiMaggio to the Duke of Windsor. In Stories My Father Told Me: Notes from “The Lyons Den,” Jeffrey Lyons compiles anecdotes from his father’s best columns, and includes his own interviews with stars of today.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jennifer Grant Reminisces about Her Father, Cary Grant

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jennifer Grant, the only child of Cary Grant, discusses her relationship with her elegant, sophisticated father. Good Stuff is a portrait of Cary Grant and his philosophy of life, and the story of a profound relationship between a daughter and her father.

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Soundcheck

Celebrity Charity Singles

Monday, March 28, 2011

U2, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are among the megastars teaming up to benefit earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. But their compilation, “Songs for Japan,” will have a long road to match the success of early efforts like “We Are The World” and Live Aid. We look at why contemporary charity singles and albums tend to fall short. 

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