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Colum McCann: "TransAtlantic" (Rebroadcast)

Spanning two continents and three centuries, National Book Award winner Colum McCann's latest novel weaves the stories of well-known figures and fictional characters, revealing fiction's role in the telling of history.

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Learning What Not To Do From Paula Deen

Disgraced TV chef Paula Deen joined the ranks of public figures who've had to apologize for past mistakes. But how does the average person seek forgiveness when they don't have a P.R. team on speed dial? Host Michel Martin speaks with Steven Petrow, etiquette columnist at The New York Times, about apologies.
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Why Paula Deen Can't Be A 'Food Network Star'

The reasons Paula Deen couldn't stay on at Food Network are right there in a show it produces.
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Book News: Arthur C. Clarke's DNA Headed For A New Space Odyssey

Also: Random House commissions Shakespeare retellings; Manil Suri on being a gay Indian author; bestselling technology writer found dead.
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In 'Sisterland' Familial Fissures And A Pair Of Psychic Twins

Curtis Sittenfeld's Sisterland, about pair of adult psychic twins in St. Louis, is more about sibling rivalry than the supernatural. Reviewer Sloane Crosley says Sittenfeld handles the psychic realm with a light and logical touch that keeps the book artfully within the bounds of believability.
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Singer And Songwriter Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow has sold more than 80 million records, but for all his success as a pop star, he prefers to be the musician behind the scenes. Barry Manilow joins Diane in the studio to talk about his life and career.

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'Devious Maids' On TV: Thumbs Up Or Down?

The new TV show Devious Maids is catching big buzz for the sexy and scandalous story lines - but not in a good way. Critics say the show perpetuates Latina stereotypes. Supporters say it's entertainment and gives Latina actresses some shine. Host Michel Martin asks the beauty shop ladies to weigh in.
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: On Media, The People, And Strife

The editor of The Daily Beast returns to recommend three compelling reads on the topic of the stories media tell about conflict in the world around them — and the surging force of social media, which increasingly sets the storytelling agenda.
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The Best Books For Kids Age 9-14? You Tell Us

This summer, with your help, we're assembling the Ultimate Kids' Bookshelf — a collection of 100 titles every 9- to 14-year-old should read. What was your favorite book when you were that age? Weigh in with your nominations.
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A Revealing '60s 'Portrait,' Opening Eyes In Theaters Again

Shirley Clarke's 1967 film Portrait of Jason has returned to theaters after a meticulous restoration. As a historian and a documentarian tell reporter Howie Movshovitz, it's as remarkable in many ways today as it ever was.

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