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Kevin Clash: Making Elmo Come To Life

For more than 20 years, puppeteer Kevin Clash has been the voice behind the lovable red monster on Sesame Street. Both Clash "and" Elmo talk with Terry Gross about performing with Jim Henson, and creating a fun, educational experience for preschool-aged children.
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Making 'The Muppets Movie' Was 'Dream Come True'

The filmmakers behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall have teamed up to create a new Muppet movie. "We set out to make a Muppet movie that harkened back to the late-'70s [and] early-'80s Muppets that we grew up with," says Jason Segel.
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Think Pink: New Breed Of Cherry Blossom Marks 100th Anniversary

The National Arboretum has created a new, pinker breed of cherry blossom for the 100th anniversary of the trees being planted in Washington.

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'Mad Men' Returns On Sunday, To The Delight Of Its Excitable Fans

Mad Men is returning after a long hiatus this Sunday. NPR's Elizabeth Blair looks at the reasons for the delay and what it might mean to fans.

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Spiders And Fighting And Trees, Oh My: Filming 'The Hunger Games'

Star Jennifer Lawrence and director Gary Ross talk about shooting their new film, The Hunger Games. Lawrence underwent grueling training and braved on-set spiders to make Katniss Everdeen come to life.

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 23

Finding inspiration in some exceptional works of art.

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'Hunger Games': Mortal Combat As Appointment TV

Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, in which random teens are forced to fight to the death in a televised tournament. Critic Bob Mondello says Lawrence's tough, smart performance is the biggest asset in an engaging film.

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Young Playwright Theater's New Play Festival

The New Play Festival features new works written by young playwrights and acted on the stage by professional actors.

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Acting Trumps Action In A 'Games' Without Horror

Suzanne Collins' best-seller about a televised killing tournament has come to the big screen, with a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Lenny Kravitz and Stanley Tucci. Critic David Edelstein says some of the actors — including Lawrence — give amazing performances.
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Tweet A Poem For Tell Me More

April is National Poetry Month and Tell Me More is asking you to tweet your original poetry. Poems that are 140 characters or less can be tagged #TMMPoetry. And some of the poetic tweets will be aired throughout the month of April.

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