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Shankman's Winning Job: Producing The Oscars.

Adam Shankman has one of the coolest, most stressful jobs around: He's producing the Oscars. The Hairspray director, who is also a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, joins Fresh Air to dish about seating arrangements and speeches.


Reviewed: The Return of Live Television

With the end of the writer's strike, live programming returned to network television this weekend in a big way. TV critic David Bianculli reviews last night's 80th Annual Academy Awards telecast, as well as the weekend's new episode of Saturday Night Live, starring Tina Fey.


The Controversy Over Elia Kazan's Honorary Academy Award.

Film critic John Powers comments on the plan to award Elia Kazan an honorary Academy Award. Kazan is best known for his films "On The Waterfront," and "A Streetcar Named Desire." The award is controversial because Kazan turned over names of suspected communist members during the 1950s.


A Post-Mortem of the Oscars

Film critic John Powers. He talks with Terry Gross about the actors, directors, and films that won and lost at last night's 69th Academy Awards.

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