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Shooting Vietnam: Remembering Horst Faas

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Horst Faas, who captured iconic moments during the Vietnam War, has died. In 1997, he talked to Terry Gross about covering the conflict. "Being in Vietnam and being around a major story of the time was always a great shot of adrenaline," he said.
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How Not to Write About Africa

How NGOs, "fixers," and lax ethics rules are skewering our understanding of Africa...

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Photo Tools and the Evolving Image

We discuss the new social art of photography, and explore the best apps, tools and projects that are changing the practice of photography and "phoneography."

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Johnny Carson: 'King Of Late Night,' A Man Unknown

This year marks the 50th anniversary of when Johnny Carson took over The Tonight Show. For 30 years, Carson reached a nightly audience 15 million people, but he was also intensely private. Guy Raz talks with Peter Jones, director of a documentary looking at the Carson's public and personal lives.
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Art Asks What To Do 'Before I Die'

An enormous chalkboard appeared in Washington, D.C., last weekend with a heading that read: "Before I Die..." Passersby were encouraged to write down items on their bucket lists — things they would like to get done before they die. Sophie Miller and Dan Meredith erected that board, and they tell us why they did it and about the massive response they've gotten.
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Latest Readings From Three-Minute Fiction

More than 6,000 original stories were submitted to this round of Three-Minute Fiction. We're on the quest to select just one winner. Until then, we'll be reading a few of the stories that catch our eyes. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz presents this week's stand out stories: Exercise by India DeCarmine of Babylon, N.Y., and Letting Go by Graham Sanders from Oregon City, Ore. To see these stories and others go to npr.org/threeminutefiction.
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'King Of Late Night' Explores Carson's Life, Legacy

Fifty years ago, Johnny Carson became the host of NBC's The Tonight Show. During his 30 years as host, he reached a nightly audience of 15 million people and became one of the most trusted and famous men in America. But Carson was intensely private off-screen, and very few people — including members of his own family — really knew him. Documentary filmmaker Peter Jones wanted to try and change that. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks to director Peter Jones about his new documentary, Johnny Carson: King of Late Night which airs on PBS Monday, May 14.
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Lessons In Counterterrorism From The Octopus

Ecologist and "natural security expert" Rafe Sagarin thinks our systems for dealing with natural disasters and terrorist attacks need to be updated. The best place to turn for advice? Other organisms.
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Bring On The 'Yabbies': Australia Ditches The Bad British Food

On a recent trip, Weekend Food Commentator Bonny Wolf was taken by surprise by Australia's stunningly diverse cuisine, especially the dizzying array of exotic seafood like yabbies and marron at the Sydney Fish Market.

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