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19:22

The Sons of Frank Capra Honor His Centennial

Frank Capra, Jr. and Tom Capra, the sons of film director Frank Capra, whose films include "It Happened One Night," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," and "It's a Wonderful Life." The two have produced a new documentary about their famous father, "Frank Capra's American Dream." This year marks the 100th anniversary of Frank Capra's birth.

08:53

Actor, Writer, and Director Sean Penn

The "reluctant actor" starred in the film "Dead Man Walking" directed by Tim Robbins, co-starring Susan Sarandon. Penn has moved away from acting in favor of directing and writing: the 1991 film "The Indian Runner" which he wrote based on a Bruce Springsteen song, and last year's "The Crossing Guard" starring Angelica Huston and Jack Nicholson. All three films are out in video. (Rebroadcast originally aired 1/16/96).

27:08

Bringing the Harmonica to Vaudeville Theaters and Concert Halls

Larry Adler grew up in Baltimore and started playing the Vaudeville circuit as a teenager. He later pursued classical music, even though no repertoire existed for his instrument. Blacklisted during the McCarthy era, Adler moved to England, but still returns to the States to perform.

27:08

Bringing the Harmonica to Vaudeville Theaters and Concert Halls

Larry Adler grew up in Baltimore and started playing the Vaudeville circuit as a teenager. He later pursued classical music, even though no repertoire existed for his instrument. Blacklisted during the McCarthy era, Adler moved to England, but still returns to the States to perform.

50:12

Actor and Producer John Houseman

John Houseman has had an illustrious career as an actor and producer of film, television, and radio. He is known for bringing Shakespeare to diverse audiences via Broadway, the Federal Theater Project, and film adaptations of the playwright's work.

57:33

Victor Navasky on "Naming Names"

The editor of The Nation has a new book about the blacklisting of Hollywood actors during the McCarthy era. He talks about how the issue of nuclear proliferation is affecting the political right and left, and the difficulties journalists face when navigating copyright issues.

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