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Daniel Yergin Examines America's 'Quest' For Energy

In his new book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and energy expert looks at how the need for energy is shaping the world. He joins NPR's David Greene to discuss the global implications of natural gas production in the U.S.
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Fall TV: Nostalgia For The Glamorous 1960s Needs A Tune-Up

Eric Deggans looks at two new shows celebrating the Mad Men era in two very different settings: in the Playboy Clubs, and in the air.
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Shel Silverstein's Poems Live On In 'Every Thing'

The family of the beloved children's poet has released Every Thing On It, a collection of playful, previously unpublished poems and drawings. "I cannot see your face," Silverstein wrote in a poem to his young readers, but in "some far-off place" he assures them, "I hear you laughing — and I smile."
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With Premiere Week Upon Us, We Want To Ask Why

Variety TV editor Andrew Wallenstein argues that there's no longer much reason — other than inertia — for the networks to pile up their series premieres in the fall.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 20

shades of fall

Autumnal tones, takes on location and Machiavellian tropes.

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Star Of Emmys: 'Modern Family'

Millions of Americans tuned into the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, where the comedy show Modern Family took home five awards. LL Cool J also rapped about movies and mini series, and Charlie Sheen made surprising comments before presenting the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
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Aaron Paul: 'Breaking Bad' Dealer Isn't Dead ... Yet

Student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman was supposed to die in the first season of the AMC drama. But the writers decided the chemistry between high school teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) was too good to let go.
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'Breaking Bad': Vince Gilligan On Meth And Morals

Vince Gilligan's AMC drama Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston as a high school chemistry teacher turned drug dealer. Gilligan says he pitched the show by telling AMC: "You take Mr. Chips and turn him into Scarface."
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Netflix Won't Send You DVDs Anymore; Now They'll Come From 'Qwikster'

Netflix has decided to spin off its DVD rentals into the new service "Qwikster." Will this really fix its customer-dissatisfaction problems and restore peace?

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