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17:06

Comedian and Filmmaker Mel Brooks.

Comedian and film maker Mel Brooks. Brooks has made some of the funniest films in movie history, including "The Producers," "Young Frankenstein," and "Blazing Saddles." (REBROADCAST from July 30, 1991; Also contains audio from Frankie Laine interview 07/29/1987)

21:35

Comedian and Filmmaker Mel Brooks.

Comedian and film maker Mel Brooks. Brooks has made some of the funniest films in movie history, including "The Producers," "Young Frankenstein," and "Blazing Saddles." (Rebroadcast. Original date 7/30/91).

22:37

Barry Sonnenfeld Discusses his Directorial Debut.

Cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld. He was the cinematographer for the Coen Brothers' "Blood Simple," "Raising Arizona," "Miller's Crossing," and for "Misery." He's just made his directing debut with the new film, "The Addams Family."

23:08

Comedian and Filmmaker Mel Brooks.

Comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks. Brooks has made some of the funniest films in movie history, including "The Producers," "Young Frankenstein," and "Blazing Saddles." In his new movie, "Life Stinks," Brooks plays a billionaire who accepts a wager to spend a month living on the street.

17:41

Comedian David Brenner

Brenner has written a new book about the pitfalls of traveling, called If God Wanted Us to Travel. He talks about his family's history in the entertainment industry, and how their Jewish faith affected their careers.

18:19

From the Archives: Comedians and Actors Townsend and Belzer.

Interviews with comedians Richard Belzer and Robert Townsend. Belzer has been a professional comic for more than 15 years. For five years, he was the emcee at Catch a Rising Star, New York's best-known comedy club, and has appeared frequently on "Saturday Night Live" "The Tonight Show" and "Late Night with David Letterman." He's also written a book titled How To Be a Stand-up Comic. (Belzer first aired on Fresh Air on 12/31/87).

22:24

Writer Frederic Morton.

Historian and author Frederic Morton. Morton's new book is "Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914." In it, Morton examines that city on the eve of the First World War. Book critic John Leonard described the mix of intellectualism, arts, and political intrigue going on in Vienna at that time as "waltzing on the edge of the abyss." Morton's previous book, "A Nervous Splendor," looked at Vienna in 1888 and '89.

11:26

Violinist Shlomo Mintz.

Violinist Shlomo Mintz. Mintz was born in Moscow and emigrated with his family two years later to Israel. He made his concerto debut at age 11 with Zubin Mehta, and has continued to appear with Mehta each season since. Mintz is considered one of the foremost violinists of this generation.

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