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2019
Jul
12
 
 
For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing tomorrow, one of the cuts we played on Fresh Air today (Friday, July 19), was audio of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, singing his version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity". The sound is great, but to get to the full impact — as more than 43 million people have done on YouTube — you have to see the 2013 video...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
1
 
 
You might assume most TV spy tropes — fake passports, wigs, sunglasses — work well… on TV.  But here’s a fascinating look at TV spycraft with former CIA Chief of Disguise Jonna Mendez, who runs through clips of The Americans, 24, Alias and many others and says why some are the run-of-the-mill plot contrivances, and how others are credible CIA techniques...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
14
 
 
James Corden is one of the all-time great live show hosts, and last Sunday’s Tony Awards (June 8th) was no exception. During a commercial break he looked for a willing audience member to quickly perform his now well-known karaoke segments...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
5
 
 
One of Bill Hader’s funnier SNL bits was playing Keith Morrison, host of NBC’s Dateline, with Morrison’s trademark delivery and borderline amusement at some of the more macabre turns in the show's murder stories. Hader was being interviewed for Sunday Today by Willie Geist when he got a surprise visitor...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
5
 
 
You weren’t alone if you thought last Sunday’s must-see Game of Thrones episode, “Battle of Winterfell” (April 28) was so dim and dark, you thought there was something wrong with your TV...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
20
 
 
In what’s become one of our favorite holiday treats, here is Michael Keaton’s 2015 creepy rundown of what’s in his Easter basket – a stuffed bunny, a DVD of the movie Friday and some Jordan almonds, among other delights. Keaton seems equally happy to share as he is white-knuckling the whole thing...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
8
 
 
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend wrapped its series last Friday (April 5th) with a nice little meta-twist that rewarded followers of the irreverent musical comedy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Mar
26
 
 
As if it wasn’t impossibly sized already, your streaming world is about to get bigger this fall...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
21
 
 
Sad news, and yet more proof that time is marching on, came the news today (2/21/19) that Peter Tork, the lovable bungler of super pop group the Monkees, has passed away at the age of 77...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
30
 
 
...The Beatles went up to the roof to play. Yes, children, hard to believe, but it was that long ago (January 30, 1969) when they gave their final, albeit impromptu, performance in London...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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