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In 'Pemberley,' James Picks Up Where Austen Left Off

What happens next in Pride and Prejudice? Well, if you ask 91-year-old British mystery writer P.D. James, it's a ghastly murder in the Pemberley woodlands. James was surprised she wanted to write a sequel: "I had never thought that I would ever want to use somebody else's characters," she says.
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Harry Morgan, M*A*S*H's Col. Potter, Dies At 96

Harry Morgan played one of television's most beloved commanding officers. As Col. Sherman Potter, he brought an avuncular authority to a show about the absurdities and horror of war. M*A*S*H costar Mike Farrell said he died Wednesday peacefully in his sleep.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 8

Holiday events galore, including a circus, Christmas Revels, Irish tradition and a few Messiahs.

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A New Look At The Man Behind U.S. Cold War Policy

In the late 1970s, historian John Lewis Gaddis decided to write a biography of George F. Kennan, the author of the Cold War policy of containment. But the two men agreed it would not be published until after Kennan's death. Neither expected Kennan to live to 101, but now that he's gone, Gaddis has published George F. Kennan: An American Life.
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Raise A Glass Of Butterbeer As Potter's 'Wizarding World' Comes To Hollywood

Harry Potter's theme park attraction in Orlando is so popular that they're bringing it to Hollywood. On hand for the announcement were a couple of government officials who hope the attraction will bring more than just fun and games.
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Disappointing 'Redneck' TV Shortchanges The American South

Commentator Eric Deggans looks at a depressing trend in television that presents the American South through a single, durable stereotype: the so-called "redneck."
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DVD Picks: 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

Bob Mondello recommends the original BBC miniseries of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, ahead of the new film.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 7

826DC, the intersection of theater, improv and your Facebook data and technology obsolescent.

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Lights On Tonight For Capitol Christmas Tree

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It's lights on for the  U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree this evening, as the 65-foot Sierra white fir will be the focus of a ceremony attended by House Speaker John Boehner, among others.

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