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Miami Book Fair International Highlight Show - 11/22/14

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Watch daily highlights from Miami Book Fair International 2014. Continue


2014 Miami Book Fair International Preview

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Join DPTV for live coverage of the Miami Book Fair International 2014, November 21 - 23, 2014. Continue


The Making of "Gone Girl"

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Charlie Rose The Week
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"Gone Girl" stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, along with director David Fincher and author Gillian Flynn, talk about the making of their dark, atmospheric new mystery. Continue


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The Mystery of Agatha Christie with David Suchet
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David Suchet, TV’s Poirot, has spent more of his life acting out the plots and dramas created by Agatha Christie than anyone else in the world. Suchet is embarking on a journey to learn more about the woman who created Poirot and whose books remain outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. Continue


Piper Kerman answers your questions

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PBS NewsHour
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Piper Kerman, author of "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," sat down with Hari Sreenivasan to answer your questions about the awarding-winning Netflix series adaptation by the same name. Continue


In Search of our Fathers Promo

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Finding Your Roots
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Three guests who know almost nothing about their fathers’ histories: Stephen King’s father walked out on the family when he was only two years old, and never returned; Courtney Vance wants to learn more about his true roots after the tragic suicide of his father, a foster child who never knew the identity of his biological parents; and Gloria Reuben’s father was 78 years old when she was born. Continue


Whitman expert Bob Hass on 'Leaves of Grass'

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PBS NewsHour
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San Francisco’s Arion Press is one of the country’s last fine book printers creating limited edition, handmade books. To celebrate the 40th anniversary and the printing of their 100th book, Arion is publishing Walt Whitman’s "Leaves of Grass." Former Poet Laureate and Whitman expert Robert Hass spoke about the landmark book of poetry and its significance during a time of great change in America. Continue


Janna Levin: I'm Still That Same Kid

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her research focuses on the early universe, chaos and black holes. When she isn't trying to figure out why anything exists, Janna writes novels including the much-celebrated "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines." Continue


Pulitzer-winner Vijay Seshadri finds inspiration everywhere

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Bangalore-native, Brooklyn-based poet Vijay Seshadri assiduously collects the details of his life, his world, his ruminations big and small, in the hope that once amassed and ordered they'll connect with readers and arrive at a higher meaning. Continue


Best-selling author James Patterson on the crisis in books

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Despite having dozens of best-selling titles to his name in crime, mystery and even children's books, James Patterson is very worried about the present and future of books in America, as the publishing world grapples with the advent of ebooks and their major distributor, Amazon. Continue


2014 Miami Book Fair Preview - 11/21/14 - 11/23/14

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Join DPTV for live coverage of the Miami Book Fair International 2014, November 21 - 23, 2014. Continue


October 10 Preview: "Gone Girl" stars, director and writer

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Charlie Rose The Week
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Actors Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike discuss their roles in the new Hollywood thriller along with director David Fincher and author Gillian Flynn. Airs 10/10 at 8:30 pm ET. Check local listings. Continue


Full interview with Kevin Spacey, part 2

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PBS NewsHour
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Kevin Spacey sat down with Jeffrey Brown the day before his on-night only benefit concert in Washington, D.C. Watch part 2 of the interview. Continue


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The Mystery of Agatha Christie with David Suchet
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David Suchet is embarking on a journey to learn more about the woman who created Poirot and whose books remain outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. Suchet’s journey takes him to the places Christie lived, the landscapes that inspired her and to meetings with people who knew the woman behind the fame and those inspired by her extraordinary legacy. Continue


Muslim youth culture in 'Rebel Music'

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PBS NewsHour
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Hisham Aidi, a lecturer at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, sat down with chief correspondent Jeffrey Brown to discuss his new book "Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture" and tour the Muslim world through music. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org.art Continue


How Garrison Keillor love for poetry changed over time

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NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown spoke with Garrison Keillor of “A Prairie Home Companion” and “The Writer’s Almanac,” about the American Public Media host’s relationship to poetry. Continue


Janna Levin: Questions for the Novelist

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her research focuses on the early universe, chaos and black holes. When she isn't trying to figure out why anything exists, Janna writes novels including the much-celebrated "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines." Continue


Nobel-winning South African author Nadine Gordimer in 1987

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PBS NewsHour
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Nadine Gordimer, a South African Nobel Prize-winning author who wrote about the oppression in her country during the apartheid-era, has died at the age of 90. She spoke with the NewsHour’s Charlayne Hunter-Gault in 1987. Continue


Jill Tarter: Carl Sagan Contacted Me

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that's exactly what Jill's been doing for almost her entire professional life. She was also the basis for the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact" and the character played by Jodie Foster in the film adaptation. Continue


Is U.S. popular culture is swaying public opinion abroad?

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PBS NewsHour
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Martha Bayles, a professor of humanities at Boston College, speaks to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brow about her new book "Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America's Image Abroad." For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


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