Leonard Bernstein: The symphonic suite from "On the Waterfront."
A very unusual panel on children's poetry. I miss Christopher Hitchens.
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The trailers for: "Timbuktu" "Bosch" "Mad as Hell" "Ballet 422"
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The elections in Greece. I doubt if they're going to be dancing in a few years.
Lyle Lovett : " If I Had a Boat " and " In My Own Mind."
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Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Harry James, Lionel Hampton, and friends.
A classic scene from "Barcelona."
From 1956: The "Beat the Clock" game show with host Bud Collyer. I especially like the contest with the hands. They were into high tech in those days.
From "Rodeo": "Saturday Night Waltz."
A very well done video from Whole Foods Market on how to carve a turkey. One key point: the meat must not be too dry.
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"Margin Call" "To Catch a Thief" "Blade Runner" "True Grit" "The In-laws" "Barcelona" "Amelie" "The Ladykillers" "Mountains of the Moon" "Raise the Red Lantern" "Topsy-Turvy" "Harvey" "Skyfall" "The Maltese Falcon" "The Lives of Others"
The trailers for: "The Leopard" "The Lion in Winter" "The Wind and The Lion" "Gorillas in The Midst" "Snakes on a Plane" "Elephant Walk" "The Bear"
Back by popular demand: Torvill and Dean, Bolero, 1984 Olympics.
From 1933: Ruby Keeler and friends singing "42nd Street."