Episode #952

Bashir, Leibovitz, Iraqi Boy Band

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Studio 360 Episode 952, Bashir Leibovitz, Iraqi Boy Band Ari Folman "Waltz with Bashir" (Photo by Ari Folman and David Polonsky, (c) 2008, Courtesty of Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.)

This week in Studio 360, Kurt Andersen visits the studio of Annie Leibovitz, America’s leading portrait photographer. She looks through her iconic photos and explains how she creates a sense of heightened reality. A Photoshop detective explains how he spots the fakes – and how strange it is that we no longer trust our eyes. And five young Iraqis form a pop band along the lines of Backstreet Boys or ‘N Sync.

"Waltz With Bashir"

Ari Folman is still haunted by his Israeli military service during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. He was in Beirut during the Sabra and Shatila massacres, when Palestinian refugees were killed by Lebanese militiamen. Folman tries to reclaim his lost memories in "Waltz With Bashir," ...

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Photoshop Detective

He's officially in digital forensics, but Hany Farid is really a Photoshop detective, inventing software to catch what the eye can’t. Farid gives Douglas McGray, an Irvine fellow at the New America Foundation, a glimpse at his current caseload – from fraud in cancer ...

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Aha Moment: Joe Boyd

Joe Boyd witnessed key moments in music history, like hiring Pink Floyd as a London house band, or helping Bob Dylan plug in his electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival. Joe describes the fateful afternoon he decided to go into music. Produced by ...


Annie Leibovitz

Kurt goes behind the scenes of Annie Leibovitz’s iconic photographs in her Greenwich Village studio. Leibovitz reminisces about her work at “Rolling Stone,” which is collected in her new book, At Work. Although she’s known for skillfully staged portraits, Leibovitz still struggles to capture ...

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Iraqi Boy Band

When UTN1 first formed in the late '90s, the Baghdad boys rebelled against conservative Muslim culture by embracing fun and frivolous Western pop. But they're no longer writing escapist fare; after fleeing to Lebanon, all they want to write about is Iraq. Produced by Matthew ...

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