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Andy Rooney Says Goodbye

Andy Rooney's final regular segment for 60 Minutes touched on his family, his love of writing, and his request that you leave him alone.
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Andy Rooney, 92, Says Goodbye To CBS's '60 Minutes'

Longtime CBS 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney has retired from his weekly job after his 1097th on-air essay. The 92-year-old Rooney said goodbye to viewers Sunday night
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In 'Boomerang,' Cheap Credit Exposes Nations' Flaws

No two countries are experiencing the global financial crisis in the same way. And author Michael Lewis says you can tell a lot about each country by looking at its problems. To research for his new book, Boomerang, Lewis visited some of the most financially challenged countries in the world.
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At NYC's Chelsea Hotel, The End Of An Artistic Era?

Some of the most creative thinkers of the 20th century lived, worked and played at the Chelsea. Now, the building has been sold and just a handful of longtime residents remain. Still, it is a building with a "life force," says 20-year resident Scott Griffin.
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The Old Man And The Boat: Hemingway On The Pilar

There are countless biographies of Ernest Hemingway, but none of his beloved fishing boat, Pilar. A new book by Paul Hendrickson looks at the great writer's relationship with the boat.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 3

Talking about music, Harry Callahan and peace in the Middle East.

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TV's Fixation With 'The New Breed' Of '60s Women

This fall, television is continuing its love affair with the 1960s. ABC's Pan Am and NBC's The Playboy Club put the women of the era front and center. Part of the trend is due to the hit show Mad Men, but viewers might also be fascinated with how far we've come with gender equality.
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Back-Porch Beekeepers Take Honey Hyperlocal

One of the spinoffs of the go-green movement has been do-it-yourself beekeeping, and it's beginning to swarm. Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf has the buzz.
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A Muse Gets Mad In Oyeyemi's Magical 'Mr. Fox'

Writer St. John Fox is killing off his heroines, and his imaginary muse Mary has had enough. "You're a serial killer," Mary tells Fox, before challenging him to write stories that don't end in death. Novelist Helen Oyeyemi talks about her fourth novel with NPR's Audie Cornish.

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