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The Big Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2012

  • 07:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar
    12/05-06/55 Cronin Matter Pts. 1-2 (Sus.) (CBS) (27:02)
  • 07:30 p.m. Dragnet
    11/02/50 #073 Big Church (NBC) (26:20) 
  • 08:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    02/20/54 #096 Last Fling (Sus.) (CBS) (24:22)
  • 08:30 p.m. Father Knows Best
    10/05/50 #050 Family Spending (Maxwell House) (NBC) (29:34)
  • 09:00 p.m. Boston Blackie
    04/30/46 #055 The Frances Gielding Murder (Synd) (27:02) 
  • 09:30 p.m. Mystery House
    1940s #41 Bury Me Not (Synd) (25:48)   
  • 10:00 p.m. NBC University Theater
    03/06/49 #30 Tales Of Edgar Allen Poe (Sus.) (NBC) (59:46)
NPR

In This 2005 Interview, Gene Wilder Explains How He Learned To Get Laughs

When he was 8, Wilder's mother had a heart attack and he took it upon himself to cheer her up. We'll listen back to a Fresh Air interview with the comic actor, who died Monday at age 83.
NPR

Jollof Rice: West Africans Dish It Up With A Hefty Serving Of Smack Talk

Jollof rice is a celebration dish in West Africa. Each country in the region has its own take — and the rivalry over which version reigns supreme is constant fodder for a delicious war of words.
NPR

Obama Grants Clemency To 100+ Prisoners; DOJ 'Confident' It Will Clear Backlog

Thousands of petitions are still pending, but the Justice Department tells NPR that despite doubts from advocates it plans to consider each of them before President Obama leaves office.
NPR

#IfAfricaWasASchool, Who Would Be The Nerd? Jock? Most Popular?

A trending hashtag on Twitter invites people to personify countries in Africa with various schoolyard archetypes.

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