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Frog Stuck In Your C-R-O-A-T?

You'll be given a category, and you name something in the category starting with each of the letters in the word "Croat." For example, if the category were "boy's names," you might say Chris, Roger, Otto, Adam and Terry.
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YouTube Introduces Teens To Carol Burnett's Show

Saturday night on CBS in 1973: All In The Family, M*A*S*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show and The Carol Burnett Show. The pioneering comedienne was a capstone of American television for more than a decade. Now, a new DVD collection compiles 16 of Carol Burnett's favorite episodes.
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Three-Minute Fiction: 'Application Of Grease'

Round 9 of Three Minute Fiction is currently underway. Readers from more than a dozen graduate programs are plowing through the nearly 4,000 entries received. Host Guy Raz shares one of the favorite picks so far, The Generous Application of Grease by Stephen Fratus of Walnut Creek, Calif. You can read the full story below along with other stories at Stories at wwwnpr.org/threeminutefiction.
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Musician Ben Folds Plays Not My Job

Years ago, musician Ben Folds started a band with his two friends and called it the Ben Folds Five. Ben Folds went on to have a solo career, but he's gotten the band back together and their new album is The Sound of the Life of the Mind. Folds plays a game called "I'll Be Back!"
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Fallen 'Lion': How The 'House Of Assad' Came Down

When Bashar Assad inherited the presidency of Syria in 2000, some in the West saw him as a potential reformer. Professor David Lesch of Trinity University met Assad several times. Host Scott Simon speaks with Lesch about his new book, Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad, a clear contrast to his earlier book, which touted Assad as "the new lion of Damascus."
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A Love Song To Family, New York In 'Sunlight'

Mark Helprin's sweeping midcentury novel, In Sunlight and In Shadow, describes a postwar New York in limbo. Helprin borrowed from his own experiences to write this tale of love and familial obligations. "It's all based on what I know and what I knew," he says.
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Big Bird Makes A Campaign Appearance

The Sesame Street character is getting lots of newfound attention since Mitt Romney brought up federal funding for PBS in Wednesday's debate.
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Vet Of 'The Apprentice' Heads Taste Of D.C.

Taste of D.C. is run with a very entrepreneurial spirit, thanks to the event producer — native Washingtonian Steuart Martens, a veteran of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice."

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Mandy Patinkin: 25 Years After 'The Princess Bride,' He's Not Tired Of That Line

Mandy Patinkin talks to Melissa Block about The Princess Bride as it turns 25.

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