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'Miss Subways': A Trip Back In Time To New York's Melting Pot

Between 1941 and 1976, New York commuters were charmed by posters of regular New York women while riding the city's trains and buses. "Miss Subways" was selected each month by New Yorkers, in a pageant that reflected America's diversity long before the nation's other beauty contests.
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In Christmas Message, Queen Elizabeth Returns To 3-D After 59 Years

It's been 80 years since Britain's royal family began broadcasting a Christmas message. Now, the monarch will deliver her holiday address in 3-D. It's a medium in which she's been filmed before — 59 years ago, her coronation and other events were captured by 3-D cameras.
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Elixirs Made To Fight Malaria Still Shine On The Modern Bar

Many modern day liqueurs, like Campari and Pimm's, started off as 19th century medicinal tonics made to cure an array of ailments, including malaria. So if you're sipping a French aperitif or an absinth cocktail this holiday season, chances are you're also imbibing a bit of malaria history.
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D.C.-Born Opera Star Makes Triumphant Comeback

In 2011, we met opera superstar Marquita Lister, a D.C. native whose career nearly ended after a devastating medical diagnosis. Nearly two years later, we check back in to hear how she's getting her life and career back on track.

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Winter Fun With Kids (Rebroadcast)

It's winter break for most kids, and with few outdoor options, many parents worry about cabin fever setting in. We'll help you tap into the indoor and outdoor winter fun around our region.

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What Makes It Great: Classical Music And Beyond With Rob Kapilow (Rebroadcast)

Rob Kapilow's exuberant commentary could prove you've never listened--really listened--to even the most familiar tunes. Classical music's ambassador takes on all genres--jazz, rap, country--and even the Kojo theme song.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 20

Tonight you can enjoy Jamaican reggae and its offshoot genres or indulge in a history lesson.

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Hollywood Execs Shift Programming After Newtown Shooting

Entertainers are making shifts in their programming because of the killings in Connecticut. The premiere for the violent movie Django Unchained was cancelled and a reality show about a funeral was delayed until January, among other moves.
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Naomi Watts, Mulling 'The Impossible'

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami touched people in all corners of the globe. In The Impossible, Naomi Watts plays a tourist whose family is torn apart when the disaster strikes. She speaks with NPR's Melissa Block about waterborne work, and about her own fear of the sea.

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