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Remembrances
9:45 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Legendary Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 10:09 pm

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The Two-Way
8:22 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Sultry Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Lauren Bacall in 1946.
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Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 11:11 am

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Actress Lauren Bacall, who paired with spouse Humphrey Bogart in films including The Big Sleep and Key Largo, has died at the age of 89, according to her family's estate.

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Remembrances
5:41 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

A Farewell To Robin Williams, Whose Antics Never Hid The Tenderness Beneath

Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 9:45 pm

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BOB MONDELLO, BYLINE: He talked faster than the rest of us, he thought faster than the rest of us and now he has lived faster than the rest of. But, oh, the lives while he was with us.

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Remembrances
5:20 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

For A Comic Like Robin Williams, Depression Can Wait 2 Steps Offstage

Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 9:45 pm

Robin Williams reportedly suffered from severe depression before his death. As the country copes with the shock of the comedian's apparent suicide, former TV talk show host Dick Cavett recalls his interview with Williams and his own struggles with depression.

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Movies
4:40 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

'An Evening With Robin Williams,' Circa 1982

Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 9:45 pm

Despite a prolific career on TV and film, Robin Williams was equally famous for his standup comedy on stage. In appreciation of his life and work, All Things Considered offers a clip from An Evening with Robin Williams, which was released in 1982.

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Shots - Health News
3:38 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

A Life Of Anxiety Documented

John Keedy

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 2:25 pm

When photographer John William Keedy was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, he says he had a hard time coping. It was difficult to accept. It was difficult to explain to friends and family. He felt utterly alone.

"I hate to say it, but I was embarrassed by it," he tells Shots.

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Book Reviews
3:26 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

In A Funny New Novel, A Weary Professor Writes To 'Dear Committee Members'

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Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 3:58 pm

For all you teachers out there contemplating the August calendar with dismay, watching, powerless, as the days of summer vacation dwindle down to a precious few, I have some consolation to offer: a hilarious academic novel that'll send you laughing (albeit ruefully) back into the trenches of the classroom.

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Monkey See
1:56 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Remembering The Big-Hearted Comedy Of Robin Williams

Robin Williams, seen here at the Emmy Awards in September 2013, died Monday at the age of 63.
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Stephen Thompson and I took a few minutes today to talk about the comedic work of Robin Williams, who passed away Monday (preliminary reports suggest suicide, though the investigation is ongoing) and whose TV comedies, standup specials and movie roles we have watched and loved for many years.

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Remembrances
1:13 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Robin Williams: In Looking For Laughs, 'You Have To Be Deeply Honest'

Comedian and actor Robin Williams performs at the CBS Upfront presentation in New York City on May 15, 2013.
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Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 6:45 pm

Comedian and actor Robin Williams says a woman once came up to him in an airport and said: "Be zany."

"Pardon?" he asked.

"Be zany," she insisted.

"It's that thing — they want you to be that thing," he told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 2006. "And it's like, 'No.' Sometimes it's fun, and I'll play if the moment's right, if there's an opportunity. And if not, I'll talk straight with you."

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NPR Ed
11:43 am
Tue August 12, 2014

What Robin Williams Taught Us About Teaching

Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 1:53 pm

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