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500,000 Lights: Family's Christmas Display Sets World Record

Australia's Janean and David Richards used more than 31 miles' worth of LED lights to decorate their home. Their yard features a canopy of lights fanning out beneath a large tree whose trunk is wrapped in glowing colors.
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Winnie: Not 'Just The Woman Who Stood By Mandela's Side'

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is the latest biopic about former South African president Nelson Mandela. Host Michel Martin speaks to Naomi Harris who plays his former wife, Winnie, in the film.
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Hollywood's New Strategy: Supporting Chinese-Made Blockbusters

American studios are working hard to play well in China's gigantic — and growing — movie market, all while negotiating complex rules and competing with popular domestic films.
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Bill Cosby, Still Himself After All These Years

Marking 50 years in show business, the actor and comedian talks about ADD, what his wife is really like and a child's death.
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Daniel Menaker's 'Mistake' Formed His Life View

Daniel Menaker rose through the ranks at The New Yorker to become the fiction editor, and later became editor in chief at Random House. He joins host Rachel Martin to talk about his new memior, My Mistake, which describes a childhood incident that resulted in the death of his brother.
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Expatriates Make Do Or Do Without For Thanksgiving

Host Rachel Martin catches up with a few Americans who've spent the Thanksgiving holiday far from home. From Korea, to Israel to Spain — she hears the stories of how five expats constructed the holiday with and without pumpkin pie.
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We Plant The Seed, You Pick The Tree

Every answer is the name of a tree. Identify the tree name from its anagram. For example, given "has," the answer would be "ash."
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A Couple Of Knights (And Matinees) On Broadway

Friends, X-Men, notables of the British Empire: Now Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have teamed up again on Broadway this season, performing two classic plays in repertory — Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter's No Man's Land.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Deja Vu? Try French Food This Year

After years of cooking and eating the same pumpkin pies, stuffing and green bean casseroles, you might be in a Thanksgiving slump. Veteran restaurant critic Patricia Wells has a few recipes — including a spicy pumpkin soup and "intense" chocolate custards — to put a French twist on the holiday.
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Two Very Different Movies, Two Heroines With Spine

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Philomena -- radically different films whose heroines have surprisingly similar qualities.

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