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Singer And Songwriter Barry Manilow

Almost everyone knows at least one line to a Barry Manilow song. The list of hits he has had over his 40 year career is lengthy. There’s “Mandy," "Copacabana" and “Can’t Smile Without You." Manilow has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, yet even today, he seems surprised by his success as a pop star. He says he’s always seen himself as the musician behind the scenes -- a songwriter and an arranger. Today, at age 70, Manilow is doing all of that: performing concerts, composing a musical of his own and he even recently appeared on Broadway. Music legend Barry Manilow joins Diane in studio to talk about his life and career.

"Mandy" (1974)

"I Write The Songs" (1975)

"Copacabana (At The Copa)" (1978)


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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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