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20:06

The Man Who Revitalized 'Doctor Who' And 'Sherlock'

TV writer and producer Steven Moffat specializes in injecting new life into old, familiar characters and stories. He first worked his magic on the revived edition of Doctor Who. Now, he's responsible for bringing back to life the critically acclaimed series Sherlock.

18:36

Tina Fey On Life, Motherhood, Writing And Comedy

Fey's memoir Bossypants contains her thoughts on juggling motherhood, acting, writing and executive producing 30 Rock. Fey joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for a wide-ranging conversation about her years in comedy and her 2008 portrayal of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live.

50:58

Tina Fey Reveals All (And Then Some) In 'Bossypants.'

Tina Fey's new memoir Bossypants contains her thoughts on juggling motherhood, acting, writing and executive producing 30 Rock. Fey joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for a wide-ranging conversation about her years in comedy, her childhood and her 2008 portrayal of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live.

34:38

Down On The 'Boardwalk' With Terence Winter

HBO's Boardwalk Empire, set in Atlantic City in the 1920s, is about organized crime in the era of Prohibition. Series creator Terence Winter, an Emmy Award-winning writer for The Sopranos, details his enduring fascination with New Jersey gangsters.

20:00

Vince Gilligan: The Man Behind 'Breaking Bad'

Vince Gilligan created the Emmy Award-winning drama Breaking Bad, starring Bryan Cranston as a high-school chemistry teacher who becomes a meth dealer to secure his family's finances. Gilligan tells David Bianculli why he chose Cranston for the role -- and why he thinks Breaking Bad is different from every other show on TV.

20:17

A Stroll Among The Memories On 'Sesame Street'

The venerable children's TV show celebrates its 40th anniversary on Nov. 10, with a demonstration from First Lady Michelle Obama on how to plant your own vegetable garden. The late Jeff Moss, one of the program's co-creators, talked to Terry Gross in 1998; we'll listen back to excerpts from that conversation.

27:30

Sitcom Takes Lighthearted Approach to 'Aliens'

Aliens in America producers David Guarascio and Moses Port and writer Sameer Gardezi talk about their new sitcom. The story follows a young Muslim student from Pakistan on a foreign exchange program living with a Christian family in Wisconsin.

Guarascio and Port worked together previously on Just Shoot Me! and Mad About You.

The show airs Monday nights on The CW.

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