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Hans Zimmer's Brash 'Interstellar' Score

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday at 9 pm, David Garland presents highlights from "Interstellar," as well as a few earlier film music evocations of outer space.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Kennedys and the Churchills

Monday, November 03, 2014

Biographer Thomas Maier explores the ways Winston Churchill influenced JFK and American policy, and the relationship between two great families.

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WNYC News

JFK and Newark FAQ for Flying in from the Ebola Zone

Friday, October 31, 2014

If you're trying to avoid a state-ordered quarantine on your way back from West Africa, here's what you need to know. 

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Transportation Nation

Cuomo Asks Public for LGA and JFK Makeover Plans

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Governor announced a design competition to improve LaGuardia and JFK Airports — and how we get to them.
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Transportation Nation

NYC Airports on Record Pace

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The NYC region's five airports set an all-time record for passenger traffic in the first half of this year.

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Transportation Nation

Polar Vortex Snarls Air Travel

Monday, January 06, 2014

The blast of brutally cold air hasn't yet enveloped the New York City region -- but it's already wreaking havoc with flights.

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On The Media

JFK and TV

Friday, November 22, 2013

In television's younger days, going live was extremely difficult, costly and rare. But 50 years ago, a monumental tragedy made live coverage essential, no matter the cost, whenever a president left the White House. WNYC’s Sara Fishko recollects those dreadful days in November when everyone was paralyzed in front of the small screen.  

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On The Media

The Journalist and the Murderer

Friday, November 22, 2013

On the same day of John F. Kennedy’s burial, a small gathering committed the remains of Lee Harvey Oswald to the ground. Apart from the immediate family, no mourners attended, leaving the task of carrying the coffin to a few assembled strangers: the reporters covering the story. Bob talks to retired Associated Press reporter Mike Cochran who was one of Oswald’s pallbearers.

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Fishko Files

JFK and TV's Trial by Fire

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy played out over 4 days, 50 years ago, on television.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the national tragedy was a proving ground for the young medium.

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The Takeaway

Choir Project Captures JFK's Unspoken Speech

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The South Dallas Concert Choir has produced a remarkable project to honor the life of President John F. Kennedy, and some history that was never made. The project is called "Unspoken Speech" and it's based on the last speech that Kennedy had prepared—and was on his way to deliver—before he was assassinated. Jowanda Jordan, the director of the choir, joins us today to discuss this music project and a piece of history that never got to happen.

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On The Media

Here's a tiny story about JFK calling his Dad

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ted Sorenson on JFK

Ted Sorenson was John F. Kennedy's speechwriter and chief legislative aide. 

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WQXR Blog

Timeline: JFK's Legacy to Classical Music

Monday, November 18, 2013

President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy brought a particular zeal to hosting musicians at the White House. After JFK's death, many musicians wrote tribute pieces in his memory.

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Specials

We Knew JFK

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination. The special is hosted by legendary journalist Robert MacNeil. 
Listeners will hear from JFK colleagues who were with him during his first political race in 1946, until his last days in office.
Famous names and voices wrestle with grief and memory; they provide intimate details on JFK the man, the president and father.

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On The Media

JFK and Self-Absorbed Baby Boomers

Friday, November 15, 2013

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and countless books, articles, television specials and made for TV movies will no doubt commemorate the event. Bob speaks with Reason.com editor Nick Gillespie about how the media fascination with the fallen president has less to do with his impact on the country and more to do with the Baby Boomer generation's feeling of self-importance.

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The Takeaway

Art of the Assassination: JFK and the Art That His Death Inspired

Friday, November 15, 2013

In the 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, people have found themselves horrified, fascinated and mystified by the story. Some have explored those feelings through writing, others though film and music. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the assassination, KERA News is presenting an ongoing series on how artists have responded to JFK’s death. Jerome Weeks, Art & Seek Producer and Reporter at KERA in Dallas, joins The Takeaway to explain how the Kennedy assassination lives on in pop culture.

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The Takeaway

Putting Together the Puzzle Pieces of JFK's Legacy

Monday, November 11, 2013

On November 22, the nation will pause to reflect on the 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As historian Robert Caro says in "American Experience: JFK," a new documentary by Takeaway partner WGBH, "We will never know whether he would have been a great president—I'd bet on him, but we didn't have that chance." In the wake of Kennedy's untimely death, we are left with puzzle pieces that do not make a complete picture of a presidency.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

If Kennedy Lived

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

As the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination nears, Jeff Greenfield, longtime news analyst and correspondent, talks current politics and offers another "alternate history" of the Cold War in his new novel If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History (Putnam, 2013).

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Around Broadway

Bryan Cranston in 'All the Way'

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Fans of “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston can see him up close at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood reports.

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