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A Network Head Reflects In 'Interview'

Former ABC News president David Westin has written a new memoir, Exit Interview, about his 14 years as a network executive. Westin presided over a period of intense technological change in the news business — and over ABC's blown call on the night of the 2000 presidential election.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 19

The Dumb Waiter, Hong Kong film, and fire-breathing dragons.

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Discarded Food Cans Turn Into Canvas For British Street Artist

The UK artist known as My Dog Sighs makes striking "can people" out of old food cans he finds and the cans people collect for him, then he leaves them on the street for others to find. But P.S: Don't tell anyone that he doesn't have a dog.
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Seinfeld Hits The Web, Still Talking About Nothing

More than a decade after Seinfeld, the comedian is making a move to even smaller screens. His new webseries, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, premieres Thursday. NPR's Mandalit del Barco looks at this latest stage in Jerry Seinfeld's career.
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For Olympic Committee, Marketing Is No Game

Corporations pay a lot of money to be official Olympic sponsors, so there are strict rules about who can and can't use the games to promote their products — rules the Olympic Committee isn't shy about enforcing. Just ask a group of knitters who recently got a cease and desist letter from the USOC.
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Modern Warfare

The editor of the Daily Beast and Newsweek recommends reading material in a Morning Edition monthly feature called "Word of Mouth." This month, Brown recommends two articles and a book relating to the changing nature of war.
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Whatever The Country, No Such Thing As 'Easy Money'

A Chilean, a Swede and a Serbian cartel collide in a taut actioner set amid the Swedish drug trade. Kenneth Turan says the impressive skills of director Daniel Espinosa, who has a gift for building audience tension, make for a great summer thriller. (Recommended)
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Encyclopedia Brown: The Great Sleuth From My Youth

Author Donald Sobol's death takes crime novelist Jonathan Hayes back to his childhood, and the books that informed who he became.
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'Blind Cook' Serves Up Tough Competition On 'MasterChef'

How do you bake that perfect, mouthwatering pie when you can't even see how the crust and glaze are coming along? Vietnamese-American grad student Christine Ha has found a way. She is the first legally blind contestant on the reality TV show MasterChef. She's even impressing Gordon Ramsay, the notoriously brutal chef and judge. Christine Ha tells host Michel Martin how she does it all.

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