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'Ol' Man River': An American Masterpiece

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Pixar's Fish Story: 'Finding Nemo'

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JFK, 'An Unfinished Life'

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Music Review: 'Torch' from Various Artists

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Bob Hope: 100 Years of Memories

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'Berga' Tells of Nazi Slave Camp, U.S. Captives

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'Pomp and Circumstance'

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A Look at Philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Spy's the Bad Guy in 'Old Flames'

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Playwright Wilson Turns Actor in 'How I Learned'

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Beethoven's Ninth Manuscript Sells for $3.5 Million

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ChevronTexaco Ends Funding for Met Opera's Broadcasts

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'Mordecai': A Jewish Family History

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An MIT Prof's Toy Symphony Project

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