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Fresh Air host Terry Gross at her microphone in 1991

This is Fresh Air

In more than 40 years of broadcasting, Fresh Air has recorded some of the most famous and beloved figures in American life showing sides of themselves rarely seen by the public. This collection, which includes interviews with Ray Charles, Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and others, features a selection of memorable interviews handpicked by Terry Gross (pictured in 1991) and the Fresh Air staff.

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'Ad Astra' Approaches The Sublime With Its Portrait Of Masculinity In Crisis

Brad Pitt is an astronaut who saves the world by traveling millions of miles to reunite with his long-absent dad. It's an unabashedly ridiculous premise, but somehow Ad Astra manages to pull it off.

50:30

Edward Snowden Speaks Out: 'I Haven't And I Won't' Cooperate With Russia

In 2013, Edward Snowden was an IT systems expert working under contract for the National Security Agency when he traveled to Hong Kong to provide three journalists with thousands of top-secret documents about U.S. intelligence agencies' surveillance of American citizens.

43:18

Journalist Andrea Mitchell: Asking Tough Questions Is 'Very Empowering'

Mitchell, the chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News and anchor of her own MSNBC show, looks back on her career in journalism. She's receiving a lifetime achievement Emmy on Sept. 24.

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