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Stella And Stanley Shouting Contest

Each year, the annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival ends with a bevy of wannabe Stanleys bellow to love-torn Stellas positioned on a balcony in Jackson Square — and the roles are reversed when a woman is doing the shouting. This year, Nicole Martin took first place with her yelling "Stanley!" This annual riff on characters from the play and movie "A Streetcar Named Desire" also brought Bryan Buckles a second-place award.
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'Mad Men' Creator On What's Next For Don Draper

Matthew Weiner offers his thoughts on Sunday night's Season 5 premiere, the character development of Don Draper, and what may be in store for the staff of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Jonah Lehrer, Sonja Sohn

Science writer Jonah Lehrer examines the science behind our creativity in his new book, Imagine. Also, actress Sonja Sohn explains why she chose to stay in Baltimore and start a non-profit after starring in the HBO series The Wire.
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Kevin Clash: Making Elmo Come To Life

For more than 20 years, puppeteer Kevin Clash has been the voice behind the lovable red monster on Sesame Street. Both Clash "and" Elmo talk with Terry Gross about performing with Jim Henson, and creating a fun, educational experience for preschool-aged children.
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Making 'The Muppets Movie' Was 'Dream Come True'

The filmmakers behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall have teamed up to create a new Muppet movie. "We set out to make a Muppet movie that harkened back to the late-'70s [and] early-'80s Muppets that we grew up with," says Jason Segel.
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Two Lost Souls Find Each Other In A Hospital

Winslow Jackson and Dorothy Biebrich were two divorced singles struggling to deal with multiple sclerosis when they met in 2006. Six years later, the two hope they are good examples of how to live life. Now, if one of their scooters goes down, the other one can pull or push to help.

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As 'Murdoch's Scandal' Unravels, Many Implicated

Murdoch's Scandal, a new Frontline documentary, examines allegations of phone hacking and bribery that brought down Rupert Murdoch's tabloid News of the World. Criminal and parliamentary investigations are now underway in the U.K., and dozens of journalists and top executives have been arrested.

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