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'Chappelle's Show' Co-Creator Moves Into The Limelight With '3 Mics'
After the abrupt ending of Chappelle's Show, Neal Brennan turned to stand-up. "I needed to be more self-determining, and the most self-determining thing you can do in comedy is stand-up," he says.
Journalist: Trump Is 'Openly Dismissive' Of The Intelligence World
Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times says that when it comes to national security, President Trump "doesn't trust the civilian national security establishment and they don't trust him."
'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters' Is A Dazzling, Graphic Novel Tour-De-Force
Set amid the political swirl of late '60s Chicago, Emil Ferris' graphic novel debut reflects on race, class, gender and the Holocaust. Critic John Powers says readers won't want to put it down.
What A Classic '50s Western Can Teach Us About The Hollywood Blacklist
Author Glenn Frankel says the 1952 film High Noon was inspired by the toxic political climate of the time. "People ... felt they want to get their country back," Frankel says.
An Irish Immigrant Fights On The Great Plains In 'Days Without End'
The protagonist of Sebastian Barry's new novel is conscripted right off the boat as the price of American citizenship. Eventually he finds love and companionship with one of his fellow soldiers.
Uncovering Presidential Secrets, From Washington To Trump
Author Mary Graham discusses the confidences that presidents keep. When it comes to President Trump, she says: "I think we're seeing that it's not possible to keep policies secret in the digital age."
Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Mahershala Ali; James Baldwin; Director Raoul Peck
Ali discusses his Oscar-nominated performance as a drug dealer in Moonlight. Director Raoul Peck discusses I am Not Your Negro, his documentary about civil rights era writer James Baldwin.
Remembering Barbara Carroll, The 'First Lady Of Jazz Piano'
Carroll, who died Sunday, started recording in the late 1940s, when female jazz musicians were still considered a novelty. Originally broadcast in 2003.
'The Great Wall' Stands As A Monument To Absurd CGI Clutter
Matt Damon plays an accomplished bow-and-arrow warrior in ancient China in his latest film. Critic David Edelstein says The Great Wall is "lavishly ... terrible."
New Dramas 'Good Fight' And 'Big Little Lies' Make A Case For Subscription TV
TV critic David Bianculli reviews two shows premiering this weekend: HBO's miniseries, Big Little Lies, and CBS's The Good Fight, which will be relocating to the network's subscription streaming site.
'Manchester By The Sea' Director Explores The Depth Of Grief
Kenneth Lonergan's film, which has been nominated for six Oscars, is about a janitor who returns to his hometown after the death of his brother. Originally broadcast Nov. 30, 2016.
In 'Moonlight,' Actor Mahershala Ali Found Characters He Recognized
Ali has earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as Juan, a drug dealer who becomes an unlikely father figure to a boy who is being bullied at school and neglected at home.
'Ghachar Ghochar' Presents A Fretful Vision Of Indian Class Anxiety
The narrator of Vivek Shanbhag's new novel once lived a lower-class subsistence in Bangalore. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Ghachar Ghochar embodies the "fear of falling into economic and moral ruin."
The Trump Presidency's Potential Impact On Climate Change
ProPublica senior reporter Andrew Revkin discusses President Trump's possible cuts to the EPA, as well as the potential impact of pulling out of the Paris climate accord.
Remembering Lt. Gen. Harold Moore, Heroic Vietnam War Commander
Moore, who died Friday, was seen as a hero for his role in the first major land battle in Vietnam. He later co-authored the book, We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young. Originally broadcast in 1992.