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Vin Scully, the famed Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, dies at 94

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

The longtime Dodgers broadcaster was known for his quick wit, keen insight and deep baseball knowledge. His distinct voice was a joy to listen to and for a half-century he was Dodgers baseball.


MLB Hall Of Famer Tommy Lasorda Dies At 93

Friday, January 08, 2021

Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda has died at age 93. Unlike most managers who move from team to team, Lasorda spent his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. NPR remembers his life.


Legendary Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda Dies At 93

Friday, January 08, 2021

During his two decades as manager, the irascible, beloved Lasorda led Los Angeles to two World Series championships and four National League pennants.


Actor Tanya Roberts Dies At 65 After Premature Announcements

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Tanya Roberts died Monday after representatives mistakenly announced she'd died earlier, then retracted their statements. She's known for TV's Charlie's Angels and That '70s Show and as a "Bond Girl."


Harvey Weinstein Faces More Sexual Assault Charges In L.A.

Friday, October 02, 2020

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein now faces 11 sex crime charges in Los Angeles, following new charges Friday. He is currently serving a 23 year sentence in New York.


Carl Reiner, Actor, Director, Writer, Producer And Mensch, Dies At 98

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Reiner belonged to a generation of Jewish comics who helped define 20th century American comedy. He created the Dick Van Dyke Show and collaborated often with his longtime friend, Mel Brooks.


Ken Osmond Dies At 76, Played Two-Faced Eddie Haskell On 'Leave It To Beaver'

Monday, May 18, 2020

The character of Eddie was polite to parents and mean to kids on the popular sitcom of the 1950s and '60s.


Roy Horn Of Siegfried And Roy Dies Of COVID-19 At Age 75

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Roy Horn and his partner Siegfried Fischbacher thrilled audiences for decades doing illusions with big cats. Horn died Friday in Las Vegas of complications from COVID-19.


How A Virtual Powwow Helped Heal A Spirit Broken During The Pandemic

Friday, May 08, 2020

Kay Oxendine of the Haliwa Saponi Tribe in North Carolina, was set to serve as the first woman to emcee of the tribe's annual powwow — until the event was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Woody Allen's Book Published Amid #MeToo Backlash

Monday, March 23, 2020

Arcade has put out hardcover and e-book editions of the memoir. It had been dropped earlier by Hachette Publishing after company employees, along with author and Allen's son Ronan Farrow, protested.


James Franco Sued By Former Students For Alleged Sexual Exploitation And Fraud

Thursday, October 03, 2019

A lawsuit has been filed against the actor and others, alleging unsafe and unnecessary sex and nudity at an acting school that he ran. The two plaintiffs spoke with NPR.


Majestic American Soprano Jessye Norman Dies At 74

Monday, September 30, 2019

The singer crafted a distinctive career that spanned decades and styles. Though a leading figure in her field, Norman's repertoire, fanbase and achievements stretched far beyond the opera house.


Oscar-Winner D.A. Pennebaker, Trailblazer In Cinéma Vérité Filmmaking, Dies At 94

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Most famous for his Bob Dylan documentary Dont Look Back and Bill Clinton presidential campaign chronicle, The War Room, Pennebaker died of natural causes on Aug. 1.


I.M. Pei, Architect Of Some Of The World's Most Iconic Structures, Dies At 102

Thursday, May 16, 2019

During his influential career, the Pritzker-winning architect designed everything from schools to skyscrapers. Known for spare geometric forms, Pei said the goal was to "eliminate the inessential."


Sommelier Cheating Scandal Leaves Bitter Taste In The Wine World

Friday, October 12, 2018

Someone apparently revealed secrets about the test for aspiring Master Sommeliers. Organizers can't tell who got the unfair edge, so they dumped results for 23 applicants.


Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul,' Dies At 76

Thursday, August 16, 2018

One of the most powerful and beloved voices of all time died Thursday in Detroit.


CBS CEO Les Moonves Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Friday, July 27, 2018

A New Yorker article cites accusations by employees against Moonves and other men at CBS. The accusers say their careers were harmed by resisting sexual advances. CBS indicated it will investigate.


Remembering 'Shoah' Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Lanzmann, who died Thursday at age 92, fought in the French resistance, studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, worked as a journalist, and made one of the most important films about the Holocaust.


This Jacket Caused A Racket: What, Exactly, Does Melania Trump Not Care About?

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The first lady's wardrobe choice during a trip to visit detained migrant children raises eyebrows and generates theories about whom the message was meant for.


Nas' 'Illmatic' Gets A New Sound When Performed With National Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Nas' 1994 Illmatic is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever — offering a raw and eloquent look at life in NYC's Queensbridge Projects. Now, more than 10 years later, Nas performed the album in an entirely different setting, with the National Symphony Orchestra backing him.