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Al Roker 'Jazzed' By The A-Team Theme Song

When NBC Today show weatherman Al Roker needs to get pumped up for his work day, he turns to the theme song for the television show The A-Team. During Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, Roker shares why the song, and Mister T, get him 'jazzed.'
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'Reader's Digest' Fails To 'Adapt To Internet Speed'

The parent company of Reader's Digest has filed for bankruptcy protection. This is the second time in less than four years. RDA Holding says it plans to emerge from Chapter 11 in less than six months. Linda Wertheimer talks to Peter Kreisky, a media industry adviser and founder and chairman of the Kreisky Media Group.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 19

This month you can learn more about Nordic cultures through a festival and new exhibition showcasing work by Danish painter Anna Ancher.

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'Beloved' Celebrated In Bowie State Read-A-Thon

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Tony Morrison's Nobel Prize-winning 'Beloved' is being honored at Bowie State on Monday, at the same time that a Fairfax school district hearing a proposal to restrict access to the book.

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Book News: Amazon Fires German Security Firm After Claims Of Intimidation

Also: the best books coming out this week; the return of Haruki Murakami; and Ian McEwan's crisis of faith.
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The Movie Connie Britton Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actress Connie Britton could watch Colin Higgins' comedy Foul Play a million times. "From watching a movie like Foul Play, I have always wanted to bring a sense of humor to really every role that I'm playing," she says.
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Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers

Rock writer Jonathan Cott met John Lennon in 1968 and formed a working relationship with him, as well as with Yoko Ono, that would span more than two decades. Cott was the last journalist to interview Lennon, just three days before the singer was killed.
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'Above All Things' Tells The Story Of A Mountain, A Marriage

George Mallory, famed mountaineer, perished in his attempt to be the first man to summit Mount Everest. Tanis Rideout's debut novel combines the tale of that famous climb with the lesser-known story of George's wife, Ruth.
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'Armory Show' That Shocked America In 1913, Celebrates 100

The exhibition, which opened on Feb. 17, 1913, at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City, became an important event in the history of American art. It introduced astonished New Yorkers to modern art, like Marcel Duchamp's cubist Nude Descending a Staircase.

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