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Mexican Reporters Take On Cartels Despite Risks

For decades, journalists at the Tijuana newspaper Zeta have doggedly covered government corruption and narco-trafficking. That's made them the target of violence and threats. Bernardo Ruiz tells their stories in his new documentary, Reportero. He talks with guest host Celeste Headlee.
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What To Watch 'To Drown Out' The Voices In Your Head

Writer, director and producer Amy Sherman-Palladino creates television shows, like Gilmore Girls, that draw a loyal female following. That's because her ensemble of female characters are smart, witty, offbeat and sympathetic. Her latest show is Bunheads. For our occasional series "Watch This," Steve Inskeep talks to Sherman-Palladino about what she's watching on TV and video.
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The Movie Alan Cumming Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor Alan Cumming could watch Christopher Guest's comedy Waiting for Guffman a million times. "I feel like I could go on and on and on even about the DVD extras," he says.
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Cooke Optics Limited To Be Honored At Oscar Ceremony

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says the British company gets an award of merit because it "helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century." Its innovations over the years have included zoom lenses for movie cameras and lenses that didn't require bright lights. The lenses produce what's known in the industry as the "Cooke look" — warm, natural images on the screen.
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Nollywood's Female Pioneer Aims For Global Audience

In the huge Nigerian film industry known as Nollywood, producer and writer Emem Isong is a standout. She's one of the few powerful women who can get a movie made. She is trying to forge ties with filmmakers around the world to make Nigerian films part of the global cinema industry.

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