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Michael Jackson, Through His Brother's Eyes

Two years after the King of Pop died, his brother Jermaine Jackson has released the memoir You are Not Alone. It tells of the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson's childhood, career and struggles. Jermaine Jackson speaks with Michel Martin about his book and how his family has been coping.
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Becoming Mindful Of Medical Decision Making

Navigating medical information is tricky, particularly when patients receive advice from doctors, family members, guidelines, the media and the Internet. In Your Medical Mind, two Harvard physicians offer advice on how patients can make the best medical choices for themselves and their families.
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Film Sheds Light On Hate Crimes, Sparks Action

In 2008, seven white teens killed an Ecuadorean immigrant who had lived in Patchogue, N.Y., for 13 years. The tragedy revealed a pattern of violence against Latinos in that town. The documentary Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness chronicles the community's grief and outrage.
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In Taseer's 'Noon', Fictional Violence Is All Too Real

In the span of less than a year, Aatish Taseer's father was killed and his brother was kidnapped. Taseer writes about a violent and turbulent Pakistan in his new novel, Noon. "There's a general sense of a society disintegrating," he says.
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Syd Mead, Still Designing The Future After 50 Years

The "visual futurist" who helped create the worlds of Tron, Alien, and Blade Runner is envisioning the future again in Neil Blomkamp's upcoming Elysium. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to him about where his ideas come from — and why Google is a great help.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 21

Historic tapestries, a hope chest and Brooklyn’s beautiful hills.

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Hollywood Seen Through Paparazzi-Colored Glasses

For decades, tourists have come to Los Angeles from all over the world to go on "star tours," where they could drive past Grauman's Chinese Theatre or get a glimpse of a favorite celebrity's mansion. But in the new world of 24-7 star-filled gossip, a new TMZ tour bus has stepped up to the plate.
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Dismal Sights Of The Texas Drought

Dairy prices posted the biggest gains in more than three years. Prices for milk, steaks, pork chops and other foods are rising because feed prices are shooting up and animal supplies are tight. These photos might help explain why.
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DVD Picks: 'Prime Suspect'

Bob Mondello says that as American television prepares to try again with a version of Prime Suspect, you check out the groundbreaking original with Helen Mirren on DVD.

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