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Actor Michael Rooker

Rooker appears in two recently-released films -- the big budget action flick Days of Thunder, and the independently produced Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. He was born into a poor, predominantly white town in Alabama, and later moved to a black neighborhood in Chicago. After growing up among people working 15-hour days, it took Rooker until his early twenties to believe that acting could be a real job.

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Film Actor Michael Rooker

Rooker appeared in the big budget action flick Days of Thunder, and the independently produced Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer -- now out on home video. He was born into a poor, predominantly white town in Alabama, and later moved to a black neighborhood in Chicago. After growing up among people working 15-hour days, it took Rooker until his early twenties to believe that acting could be a real job.

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Cher on Growing Up and Growing Older

Cher talks about her her acting acting career. Last month, HBO premiered the film "If These Walls Could Talk." The pop star co-starred and co-directed the film. Also this year, Cher starred in "Faithful" with Ryan O'Neal and Chazz Palminteri. There's more, a CD called "The Casablanca Years" was released this year featuring many of her past hits. Nickelodeon's TV Land, a cable channel dedicated to old shows, is airing "The Sonny and Cher Show." This interview originally aired 7/2/96.

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Author Ruth Kluger

Ruth Kluger is the author of the new memoir, Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered (The Feminist Press). Kluger was ten years old when she and her mother were deported to the Jewish "ghetto" Theresienstadt. From there they were sent to Auschwitz and the young Kluger survived to go to the work camp Christianstadt by lying about her age. Her memoir, Still Alive, was published in Germany in 1992 and has just been published in the U.S. Kluger became a distinguished professor of German and is professor emerita at the University of California, Irvine.

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Cabaret Singer Bobby Short

He's been playing piano and singing at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City since 1968. He's considered one of the great cabaret singers of our time. The 79-year-old song stylist was slated to retire from the Cafe Carlyle this coming New Year's Eve, but he's extended his schedule, and he's not going anywhere for the time being. Short has been named a "living landmark" by New York's Landmark Conservancy and a "national living legend" by the Library of Congress.

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Rapper Andre 3000's New Project

Rapper and producer Andre Benjamin's new project is an animated series for the Cartoon Network called Class of 3000. Benjamin (Andre 3000) is half of the Grammy-winning hip-hop duo Outkast. The group is best known for the single "Hey Ya!" from the double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Benjamin also appears in the films Idlewild, Four Brothers, and Be Cool.

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Rapper, Producer and Actor Andre 3000

Andre Benjamin, also known as Andre 3000, is half of the Grammy-winning hip-hop duo Outkast, best known for their hit single "Hey Ya!" from the double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. His newest project is an animated series for the Cartoon Network called Class of 3000, in which he stars as the voice of Sunny Bridges. Benjamin's films include Idlewild, Four Brothers and Be Cool. This interview originally aired on Oct. 23, 2006.

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Puffy? Diddy? 'It's Not a Serious Thing'

Rapper, producer, fashion designer, restaurateur, grass-roots organizer and Broadway actor? Sean "Diddy" Combs might be the hardest-working man in hip-hop. He talks to Terry Gross about his career — and the "characters" behind his ever-changing names.

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Natasha Trethewey: If My Mom Could See Us Now

Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book Native Guard. Her parents had an interracial marriage while it was still illegal in Mississippi, and Tretheway's poetry often draws on her childhood as a biracial child in the south.

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