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Last Build Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:00:03 -0400

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On Film And Stage, Jonathan Demme Looked Into The Heart Of The Song

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:00:03 -0400

Rick Springfield, Tunde Adebimpe, Kenny Chesney and members of Talking Heads and The Feelies share how music moved — and moved us — in Jonathan Demme's movies.

Listening Back To A 2009 Conversation With Director Jonathan Demme

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:22:37 -0400

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, who died Wednesday, directed The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Married to the Mob and Stop Making Sense. We'll hear a clip of his 2009 conversation with Dave Davies.

Waffle House Founders Die Less Than 2 Months Apart

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:42:00 -0400

Joe Rogers Sr. and Thomas Forkner Sr. co-founded the Waffle House in an Atlanta suburb in 1955. A statement released by the company says Forkner died on Wednesday at age 98. Rogers died March 3 at 97.

As Los Angeles Burned, The Border Patrol Swooped In

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:06:00 -0400

People often remember tensions between African-Americans, white police officers and Korean business owners. That story gets more complicated when you step into a predominantly Latino neighborhood.

Jonathan Demme's Musical Moments Made Sense

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:04:00 -0400

The director's gleeful fusion of song and subject matter provided a guide to how personal playlists could serve broader narratives.

Jodie Foster Remembers Her Mentor Jonathan Demme, Who Died At 73

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:22:00 -0400

Director Jonathan Demme has died from complications of esophageal cancer. Demme directed Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs, which won 5 Academy Awards including best director and best actress.

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, Director Of 'Silence Of The Lambs,' Dies At 73

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme died this morning in his New York apartment, of complications from esophageal cancer. He was 73 years old. Demme had the seemingly effortless ability to cross over from big budget Hollywood movies like "Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia" to documentaries about Haiti and rockumentaries about Talking Heads and Neil Young.

David Byrne Remembers Jonathan Demme, Collaborating On 'Stop Making Sense'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:17:00 -0400

Jonathan Demme directed Stop Making Sense, among the greatest concert films of all time, featuring David Byrne's band, Talking Heads.

Jonathan Demme And The Simple Power Of The Close-Up

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:11:00 -0400

Demme, who directed 36 feature films and documentaries over the course of his long and varied career, died this morning. He was a filmmaker fascinated by the pure emotional force of the human face.

Jonathan Demme, Director Of 'Silence Of The Lambs,' Dies At 73

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:04:00 -0400

During more than four decades behind the camera, the Oscar-winning filmmaker forged a wide-ranging career — from documentaries to horror. He died Wednesday from complications of esophageal cancer.

Jay Dickey, Arkansas Congressman Who Blocked Gun Research, Dies At 77

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:32:33 -0400

Former Arkansas Rep. Jay Dickey died last week at 77. Recently, he was known for his support of medical research into gun safety, but he wasn't always that way. In 1996, Dickey helped usher in an amendment that effectively ended federal research on gun violence.

Robert Pirsig Dies At 88; Motorcycle Trip Inspired Popular 'Zen' Book

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has been described as one of the most influential books of popular philosophy. Author Robert Pirsig died Monday "after a period of failing health."

Albert Freedman, Game Show Producer Made Famous In 'Quiz Show,' Dies At 95

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:41:00 -0400

In the 1950s, the television producer captivated audiences with the hit game show Twenty-One. Freedman later admitted that he had given questions and answers to contestants in advance.

'Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:27:00 -0400

Zen was published by William Morrow in 1974, after being rejected by 121 publishing houses. The book has endured as a work of popular philosophy, and inspired many a road trip across the West.

Actress Erin Moran, Joanie Of 'Happy Days,' Dies At 56

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:44:00 -0400

The former child star who played Joanie Cunningham on the sitcoms Happy Days and its spinoff, Joanie Loves Chachi, has died, according to authorities in Indiana.