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Norman Lear: 'Just Another Version Of You'

Legendary TV producer Norman Lear learned he was different at an early age. Since then, he's made iconic TV shows, such as All in the Family and The Jeffersons, that help us laugh and see how we're all similar.
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Ugly Mugly Wins Ugliest Dog Contest

A Chinese crested from the UK has taken this year's ugly dog title. "I think that he is the most beautiful dog from the inside out and want the world to know that too," his owner says.
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Two Found Dead In Hotel Just Before Daytime Emmys

It's the same hotel where Whitney Houston was found dead in her bathtub just hours before the pre-Grammy party she was to attend in the downstairs ballroom.
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Postal Museum Set To Open New Gallery

The National Postal Museum will be opening a new gallery showcasing more than 20,000 objects.

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Smithsonian's Film Festival Features Clint Eastwood Westerns

A three-day film festival at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is featuring Clint Eastwood westerns.

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Rich Reads: Historical Fiction Fit For A Queen

These five books will give you literary jet lag — a yearning to linger in the world of the author's imagination, and a reluctance to return to your own. The research is so deep it becomes invisible, and these writers are trusted guides, gently nudging and leading you through each tale.
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Lessons For Europe From 'The Second World War'

Historian Antony Beevor's new book uncovers telling details about the 20th century's greatest conflict, beginning with the unlikely story of a Korean conscript who was captured by almost every army involved in the war, before eventually ending up in Illinois.
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Shirley Clarke's 'Connection': Will It Click At Last?

When it was released in the early '60s, Shirley Clarke's controversial film about heroin addicts got shut down by New York police after two screenings. Now, a half-century later, audiences get a second chance to see the newly restored movie in theaters.
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On This Stage, Jesus Is A Robber; The Devil's A Rapist

The Angola Prison Drama Club performed a play unlike any other in the prison's experience. Seventy inmates took part in The Life of Jesus Christ. For the untrained actors, this production held special meaning, as they saw pieces of their own lives revealed in the characters they played.
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Director Rob Reiner Plays Not My Job

Reiner is an accomplished writer, director and actor. He's directed more than 20 movies, including some undeniable classics: A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride and, of course, the movie that many will quote until they're old and gray, This Is Spinal Tap.

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