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Letterman And 'Tonight' Vet Go Behind The Scenes Of Late Night

Fresh Air kicks off its late night TV theme week with a 1981 David Letterman interview, in which the host describes how late night TV changed the comedy business, and a 1988 interview with one-time Tonight Show executive producer Fred de Cordova.
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The Great Dumpling Debate: What Makes The Cut?

The humble dumpling seems unencumbered by controversy until you start trying to define it. We asked three experts to weigh in. Tell us what you think, too.
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'Pippin' Star Patina Miller Soars On Broadway

Actress Patina Miller made a splash on the theater scene in 2009 as the star of Sister Act. This year, she won a Tony Award for the Broadway revival of Pippin. She portrays Leading Player, the circus artist who guides a young prince in finding meaning and magic in his life. Miller speaks with host Michel Martin about the intense physical training and personal sacrifices that went into recreating Pippin.
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New Salinger Books Will Arrive In 2015, Authors Say

A stream of fiction and stories written by reclusive author J.D. Salinger will be published between 2015 and 2020, according to a new biography about the writer of The Catcher in the Rye, who died in 2010. Some of the books will reportedly revisit beloved Salinger characters such as Holden Caulfield.
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MTV Video Awards Celebrate 30 Years

The MTV Video Music Awards were held in Brooklyn, New York, Sunday night. The video of the year trophy went to Justin Timberlake for "Mirrors."
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In the Beginning, There Were ... Dumplings?

From Warsaw to Wuhan, people around the world love dumplings. They're tasty little packages that can be made of any grain and stuffed with whatever the locals crave. But where did they come from? Some think prehistoric people may have been cooking them up.
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Quitting Your Job For Fantasy Football

Drew Dinkmeyer was an investment analyst. Pretty steady job, right? He left that job - in this economic climate - to become a full-time fantasy sports player.
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It's All Greek To Me

You're given some sentences. Each sentence conceals the name of a language in consecutive letters. Name the language. Each answer has five or more letters.
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Haitian Youth Illuminated In 'Sea Light'

Claire of the Sea Light is award-winning author Edwidge Danticat's newest work of fiction. She spoke to host Rachel Martin about how experiences of her own childhood in Haiti are reflected in her young protagonist.
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Teenage Graceland: A Temporary Home For Troubled Kids

At a California facility, troubled teens are counseled by young adults who haven't entirely overcome their own adolescent traumas. Writer-director Destin Cretton drew on his experiences working with residents ordered to stay just a year. Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. star in Short Term 12.

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