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New Documentary Tells The Story Of J.D. Salinger's Life

Few writers loom larger in the literary world than the late J.D. Salinger, whose The Catcher in the Rye has sold more than 60 million copies. Salinger spent the first part of his life lusting after literary success and the rest of it recoiling in horror at the consequences of his passion.
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Toronto International Film Festival, Days One And Two

The first 10 films you see at the Toronto International Film Festival are the 10 that set the tone for the week you're going to have. So let's talk about how it's going so far.
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Not My Job: We Ask Australian Baz Luhrmann About Austria

Chechnya; Czech Republic. Australia; Austria. Who can keep track? We ask the famed film director three questions about a country he isn't from.
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Autism: Film Shows Education Challenges For Young Adults And Families

Best Kept Secret is a film that follows a group of young adults with autism during their last year of high school. Host Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker Samantha Buck and Janet Mino, a special education teacher.
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Julie Andrews: "The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles In The Snow"

Singer and actress Julie Andrews talks with Diane about her life and the latest children's book she co-wrote with her daughter.

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Latino Buying Power Gets Movie Studios' Attention

The Spanish language film Instructions Not Included was No. 5 at the box office over the Labor Day weekend. Movie studios are paying attention to Latino audiences because they buy a quarter of the movie tickets sold in the U.S.
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The Wondrous, Melancholy Worlds Of Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki recently announced his intention to stop making feature-length films. His movies taught Code Switch's Kat Chow lessons she didn't learn at school or from family.
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Examining Jamaica's Homophobia

Jamaica is known for beaches and warm weather, but for many gay and lesbian people living on the island, it's a place of hatred. A documentary, The Abominable Crime shines a light on homophobia and anti-gay violence in Jamaica. Host Michel Martin finds out more from filmmaker Micah Fink and human rights activist Maurice Tomlinson. This segment initially aired July 22, 2013 on Tell Me More.
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Help! I'm Taking My Kids To See One Direction!

The British boy band and international sensation releases its new movie this weekend, and there could be some screaming in the audience. Journalist Timothy Guy from the Press Enterprise speaks shares tips with host Scott Simon on how to cope if your kids take you to see This Is Us.
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NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy (Rebroadcast)

NASA's images and footage are used in everything from TV to movies, and they've inspired visual artists and musicians for decades. We explore how images of space are created and used in everything from scientific study to pop culture.

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