Episode #745

Ford, Dobro, Love

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Studio 360 Episode 745, Ford, Dobro, Love Page from Courtney Love’s Dirty Blonde (photo ©: Jeffrey Thurnhur/ Corbis Outline)

Studio 360's series on American Icons continues with a look at Gone With The Wind, the bestselling novel and blockbuster movie that made the cause of losing gloriously romantic. Richard Ford stops by to talk about his new novel Lay of the Land. Jerry Douglas, master of the dobro guitar, gives us a tutorial on the quintessentially rustic instrument. And we survive a visit from flamboyant rock diva Courtney Love.

Richard Ford

He's not the type of novelist who cranks out a new book every year. Ideas marinate in Richard Ford's mind for years - sometimes fifty years - before they surface in his stories. Ford spent so much time gathering material and reworking the manuscript of his latest ...

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American Icons: Gone with the Wind

As part of our series on American Icons, WNYC's Karen Frillmann takes a look at how the racial politics of Gone with the Wind play out in 2006, and explores why the story still speaks to readers and viewers today.

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Jerry Douglas

The dobro guitar is often used in the movies to quickly establish a feeling of rustic, timeless America. But it's actually a modern invention, and a surprisingly versatile instrument. Jerry Douglas is the instrument's master, and he's played with the likes of Dolly Parton, James Taylor, Allison ...

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Courtney Love

Rock star, movie actress, widow of Kurt Cobain - Courtney Love has been attached to a number of labels over the years. At the age of 42, she is trying to put all that hard living behind her. Her new book Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney ...

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Aha Moment: Joseph Cornell's boxes

Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated, explains why boxes by the artist Joseph Cornell inspired him to re-think the craft of fiction-writing.

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