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19:45

Actor Henry Winkler reflects on his career, from the Fonz to 'Barry'

The Emmy-winning actor talks about struggling with typecasting after Happy Days, his family's immigration story and finding out in his 30s that he had dyslexia. Originally broadcast April 11, 2019.

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23:30

On HBO's 'Barry,' Bill Hader asks, 'Can you change your nature?'

Hader plays a hitman who enrolls in acting classes in the dark comedy, which he co-created. He's been nominated for Emmy Awards for both acting and directing Barry. Originally broadcast June 2019.

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08:15

Jordan Peele's 'Nope' blends blockbuster thrills with grand ideas

After tapping into the horrors lurking beneath the surface of American life in Get Out and Us, writer-director Peele ventures into alien sci-fi territory with his new thriller, Nope.

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09:00

'The Last Movie Stars' offers an intimate portrait of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

A new six-part documentary, directed by Ethan Hawke, pulls from interviews with the couple as well as with their Hollywood friends to provide an unvarnished view of their careers and lengthy marriage.

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42:30

How the CPI became the most powerful messaging force in the MAGA universe

Journalist Maggie Severns explains how the Conservative Partnership Institute helped push the Republican party further to the right and became what she calls a "clubhouse" for insurrectionists.

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08:27

'The Bear' dishes up a sneaky, smart show that's just as manic as restaurant life

Set in a sandwich shop in Chicago, this sharply written eight-part series is stingingly accurate about restaurant work — the merciless stresses, oversized personalities and battlefield camaraderie.

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43:03

With no textbooks or antibiotics, this WWI surgeon pioneered facial reconstruction

The First World War, which lasted from 1914 until 1918, ushered in a new kind of mechanized warfare. Bodies were maimed, burned and gassed, and as many as 280,000 combatants were left with ghastly facial injuries. Medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris says soldiers who suffered facial injuries were often shunned in civilian life.

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08:49

Remembering sculptor Claes Oldenburg, who made monumental everyday objects

Works by the Swedish-born artist include an oversized rubber stamp in Cleveland, a clothespin in Philadelphia and a flashlight in Las Vegas. Oldenburg died July 18. Originally broadcast in 1992.

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35:24

'Ms. Marvel' head writer says the show is a deeply personal superhero story

Kamala Khan isn't your typical Marvel superhero. Sure, she battles bad guys. But she's also a Muslim high school student living with her Pakistani-born parents in Jersey City — which makes Ms. Marvel the first show or film in the Marvel universe to feature a Muslim hero.

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06:47

Air travel is a mess. Settling into a great book can make for a smoother flight

What some people dismiss as "airplane books," book critic Maureen Corrigan thinks of as oxygen masks for the spirit.

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52:30

'A Strange Loop' Creator Michael R. Jackson

The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is about a Black gay man working as an usher on Broadway. Michael R. Jackson talks about writing the book, music and lyrics and how his time working as an usher at The Lion King on Broadway inspired it.

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07:41

Ryan Gosling deserves better than the snarky action thriller 'The Gray Man'

Gosling plays an assassin being chased by other assassins. That sounds exciting, but it isn't; it's a pileup of self-admiring one-liners and insanely violent but weirdly inconsequential action scenes.

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43:49

Singer-songwriter Geoff Muldaur performs jazz and blues from the '20s and '30s

Muldaur's new double CD, His Last Letter, traces the musical influences of his life, and is arranged for, and performed with, Dutch chamber musicians. Originally broadcast December 2009.

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09:32

In HBO's reality series 'The Rehearsal,' participants practice real-life scenarios

TV critic DAVID BIANCULLI says The Rehearsal is unlike any TV show he's ever seen, and he's not even sure if he'd classify it as a comedy. But whatever Nathan Fielder is up to here, he's fascinated by it.

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41:58

This author's 'Normal Family' includes a sperm donor dad and 35 siblings

Chrysta Bilton's mother is a lesbian and her father was a sperm donor. She writes about her unusual upbringing in Normal Family.

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52:30

How the American right became aligned with Hungary and its authoritarian leader

New Yorker journalist Andrew Marantz says Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's administration has rewritten Hungary's constitution to consolidate his power. U.S. conservatives are taking note.

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41:50

'Jane the Virgin' writer recounts growing up undocumented in 'Illegally Yours'

Rafael Agustin arrived at the age of 7 in the U.S. with his parents from Ecuador. It wasn't until years later that he realized that his family immigrated to the country illegally.

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09:40

Singer/songwriter beabadoobee expands her sound dramatically on 'Beatopia'

Born in the Philippines and raised in London, Beatrice Kristi Laus takes her stage name from a former Instagram handle. The music on beabadoobee's new album is a blend of timelessness and immediacy.

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08:32

Jacob Garchik's boldly mixed 'Assembly' is quintessential COVID-era jazz

Garchik's album started as a socially-distanced session which was then mixed — sometimes seamlessly, sometimes brazenly. It's music for an era of frequent disruption — and prized moments of calm.

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08:39

'Better Call Saul' might be the greatest of all time — if it can stick the landing

Better Call Saul, the AMC show which serves as both a prequel and a sequel to Breaking Bad, has been outstanding ever since it debuted in 2015 says TV critic David Bianculli. The final episodes of the final season begin streaming tonight.

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