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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Live from Washington Edition

Saturday, January 26, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, recorded live at Washington's Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Political Gabfest panelists discuss Obama’s second inaugural address and what it signals about his new approach to governing. On the Culture Gabfest, panelists dive into the controversy surrounding torture, moral ambiguity, and blood lust in Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-nominated "Zero Dark Thirty."

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The Takeaway

Actor Explains How He Portrayed Bin Laden in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Osama bin Laden first appeared on the FBI Most Wanted list in 1999. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, every American knew his name, and he represented America's ultimate villain, and our number one target. In "Zero Dark Thirty," actor Ricky Sekhon had the challenge of playing Osama bin Laden.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and a Movie: Zero Dark Thirty

Friday, January 18, 2013

Mark Danner, frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and author of Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror, and A.O. Scott, New York Times chief film critic, discuss the film, the controversial torture scenes, and the experience of watching a film based on the recent past.

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On The Media

The CIA's Double Standard on Secrecy

Friday, January 18, 2013

In recent years, the CIA has authorized many of its former operatives to land lucrative book deals and pundit gigs — a fact that would have horrified previous generations of spooks. And yet, notes journalist Ted Gup, the agency remains notably selective about the information it allows to be disclosed. Bob talks with Ted about what he calls the CIA's "double standard" on secrecy.

 

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Studio 360

Zero Dark Thirty: Fact and Fiction

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Osama bin Laden manhunt movie Zero Dark Thirty opens in theaters across the country this weekend. But as director Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller has opened in a few theaters, it has earned rave reviews while generating a fair amount of controversy. Senators John McCain, Dianne Feinstein, and Carl Levin ...

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Studio 360

Zero Dark Thirty & A New Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Friday, January 11, 2013

Kurt Andersen talks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Tracy Letts, who stars as half of American theater’s most notoriously bitter couple in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? And who’s afraid of Zero Dark Thirty, the Osama bin Laden manhunt movie? Several powerful US senators. Plus Kurt talks with ...

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Features

Oscars and WNYC

Thursday, January 10, 2013

WNYC looks back at the best Oscar-related conversations on our air - from Leonard Lopate's talk with Samuel L. Jackson to the real-life sex surrogate who inspired Helen Hunt's Academy Award-nominated role.

+ Full List: 'Lincoln' Leads With 12 Oscar Nominations

+ Bookmark it: Awards Night Bingo with Studio 360

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The Takeaway

Zero Dark Thirty and the Depiction of Torture

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Katherine Bigelowe’s latest film "Zero Dark Thirty" comes out in limited release this week, but critics have already honed in on what’s become the film’s most controversial talking point: its depiction of torture. Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School and editor of “The Torture Papers," explains.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The “You Asked for It, Beck” Edition

Saturday, December 15, 2012

On this week’s episode, the Political Gabfest panelists discuss Michigan’s new right-to-work law and the declining power of unions while the Culture Gabfesters talk about the award-winning indie darling, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Beck’s "Song Reader."

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Movies on the Radio

Howard Shore's 'Hobbit' and Alexandre Desplat's 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday at 9 pm, Howard Shore previews his score for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Plus: Alexandre Desplat shares his music for "Zero Dark Thirty.”

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On The Media

"Zero Dark Thirty"

Friday, December 14, 2012

This week’s press screening of "Zero Dark Thirty" has yielded a new headline about the controversial film: that the depicted use of torture to get to Bin laden is dangerously misleading.

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WNYC News

'Lincoln' Leads Golden Globes With 7 Nominations

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Steven Spielberg's Civil War epic "Lincoln" led the Golden Globes on Thursday with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

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