Chloe Plaunt

Chloe Plaunt appears in the following:

Where Killers are Heroes

Friday, February 21, 2014

“We killed happily,” a sweet-faced septuagenarian says to the camera as he re-enacts a murder. The man is Anwar Congo, a former death squad leader in the 1965 Indonesian mass killings. He is a central character of the astonishing Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing ...

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American Icons: I Love Lucy

Friday, November 09, 2012

It set the model for the hit family sitcom. Lucy's weekly antics and humiliation entered the DNA of TV comedy: from Desperate Housewives to 30 Rock – writers can’t live without Lucy.

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Aimee Bender’s Origin Lessons

Friday, October 07, 2011

Studio 360 came to the writer Aimee Bender with a commission for a short story on a giant topic: the Big Bang. Before she started writing, Bender decided to bone up on her science: she spoke with Nick Warner, a professor of physics, astronomy, and mathematics at the University of Southern California ...

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American Icons: I Love Lucy

Friday, August 05, 2011

It set the model for the hit family sitcom. Lucy's weekly antics and humiliation entered the DNA of TV comedy: from Desperate Housewives to 30 Rock – writers can’t live without Lucy.

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Studio 360's I Love Lucy Quiz: The Answers

Thursday, August 04, 2011

How well do you know Lucy?  Here are the answers to our quiz.

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Studio 360's I Love Lucy Quiz

Monday, August 01, 2011

This weekend, in honor of Lucille Ball's 100th birthday, we're rebroadcasting our American Icons hour about how I Love Lucy wrote the rules of American TV.   You and everyone on the planet knows all about Lucy, right? Are you sure?

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Studio 360's I Love Lucy Quiz: The Answers

Friday, October 08, 2010

On Monday, we started our Week of Lucy with a pop quiz. Here are the answers:

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Everybody Loves Lucy

Friday, October 08, 2010

Lucille Ball knew however big the star, TV was a writer’s medium.  There was just no time for lots of takes to figure it out.  Every gesture, every glance, and every step was written into the script – and that’s the way Lucy wanted it.

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Dean Cain Has Some Splainin to Do

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Pity the television writer. If 30 Rock is to be believed (and why wouldn’t it be?), TV writers are creatures fueled by bad food and the always-looming deadline. Every week, a new show must be written and it must be funny…or funny enough. For I Love Lucy, three to five people churned out a whopping 39 scripts a year.  How many didn’t make the cut?  Writer Bob Schillersaid, “Nothing was ever wasted. It was like a slaughterhouse.”

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I Love Lucy: Notes on a Scandal

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Long before US Weekly had us guessing if Angelina Jolie was pregnant, not pregnant, insane, evil, sainted … there was Confidential Magazine, a scandal rag big in the 1950s that was hell-bent on exposing Hollywood’s dirt.

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I Love Lucy: Mindy Hearts Ricky

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Mindy Kaling -- writer, producer, and star of The Office -- grew up thinking that I Love Lucy was “square … one of the many black and white things that people keep telling you is so great and then you watch it and you’re just sort of bored and annoyed by it.”

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Everything's Coming Up Lucy

Monday, October 04, 2010

You and everyone on the planet (and perhaps in outer space) know all about I Love Lucy, right — are you sure?  Take our quiz.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Friday, July 10, 2009

Chimamanda Adichie is an award-winning Nigerian author whose writing has brought Nigerian history to global audiences. She explains the role Achebe has played in her work, and what it is like being compared to such an eminent figure. Produced by David Krasnow and

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Design for the Real World: Revolving Door

Friday, April 17, 2009

It’s been spinning for over a hundred years but, as James Buzard explains, some people still aren't comfortable with it. Where it stops, nobody knows. Produced by Chloe Plaunt.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Friday, December 19, 2008

Like Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie is an award-winning Nigerian author whose writing has brought her country's history to global audiences. She tells Kurt why Achebe has played such a large role in her work. Produced by Studio 360's David Krasnow and

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