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Mid-Season TV Replacement Shows Hope To Score Big

At this time of year, mid-season network television shows are coming to a small screen near you. Returning hits like American Idol premiere along with a batch of new shows launched to replace canceled titles from the fall. Jim Hibberd, who covers television for Entertainment Weekly, talks to Linda Wertheimer about some of the new replacement shows.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 4

NYSE (not that one), Mose Allison (that one), and The Religion Thing.

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Imprisoned In A Mysterious Mistaken Identity

Author Alex Gilvarry recommends Max Frisch's I'm Not Stiller, a novel that intertwines a classic tale of mistaken identity with high comedy and postwar seriousness.
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Exploring Stephen Hawking's 'Unfettered Mind'

The scientist is known as much for his contributions to theoretical cosmology and quantum gravity as for his willingness to make science accessible for the general public. His work is the topic of a new biography by science writer Kitty Ferguson.
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What's In Store: 3 Tales Of A Terrifying Future

As society makes astonishing technological advances, some think our future looks brighter than ever. But author Drew Magary isn't getting his hopes up. He has three books that set the bar pretty low for what the next generations will experience.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 3

The art of Wolf Kahn and the words of Zora Neale.

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Seth MacFarlane: A 'Family Guy' Sings Out

MacFarlane is best known for creating the animated TV shows Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. But he's also a singer whose new album features songs from the Great American Songbook.
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Louis C.K. On Life, Loss, Love, And 'Louie'

The comedian's latest special, Live at the Beacon Theater, was released in early December. C.K. talks about why he went with Web distribution this time, and reflects on his award-winning TV series, his relationship with other comedians and his USO appearances.
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Rita Dove On New Anthology, Advice For Young Poets

The Pulitzer Prize winner is best known for sharing intimate chapters of her personal life, while shedding light on the black experience in America. She's the first African-American to serve as U.S. Poet Laureate. She speaks with host Michel Martin about her latest work and life, and offers wisdom to young poets.

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