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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Actor Robin Williams participates in the "The Crazy Ones" panel at the 2013 CBS Summer TCA Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The actor unexpectedly died on August 11, 2014 at age 63. The Marin County coroner has said initial investigations suggest the comic icon committed suicide in his own in Tiburon, CA. (AP)

We remember Robin Williams –why he was special, and how he lost his long battle with addiction and depression.

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Friday, June 20, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman and Gillian Robespierre on the set of the new film, "Obvious Child." (A24 Films)

Hollywood’s “Sisters of Summer.” Women and the movie business now.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 11:00 AM
US actress Diane Keaton, gestures, as she arrives on the red carpet for the Goldene Kamera (Golden Camera) media awards in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.  (AP)

Academy-Award winning actress Diane Keaton reflects on life, beauty, and aging in Hollywood. Plus, we remember Maya Angelou.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Actor, author and perennial funny-man Billy Crystal has penned a new memoir of sorts, "Still Foolin' Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?."

Billy Crystal joins us, on a life in comedy and being Billy Crystal.

 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Stills from the upcoming films "American Hustle," "Frozen," "The Best Man Holiday" and "The Wolf of Wall Street." (Clockwise from top left, courtesy Sony Pictures, Disney Pictures, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures)

We talk with top film critics about this holiday season’s gusher of new movies, from Disney’s “Frozen,’ to “The Wolf of Wall Street” to “American Hustle.’”

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 11:00 AM
This Halloween, take a moment to look back at some classic horror stories. (Tom Ashbrook / WBUR)

For Halloween, we look at the horror genre today –in the movies and in print– with some of the best fright-meisters in the business.

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Monday, October 7, 2013 | 11:00 AM
In the new film 'A.C.O.D.,' Carter (Adam Scott) reconnects with Dr. Judith (Jane Lynch), his childhood psychologist. (Black Bear Pictures)

A new comedy about adult children of divorce and what they carry with them. It’s funny –and it’s not.

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Friday, March 11, 2011 | 11:00 AM
janeeyre

We talk with the young director, Cary Fukunaga, about his moving new interpretation of the Charlotte Bronte classic, Jane Eyre.

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Friday, February 11, 2011 | 11:00 AM
Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck in "The Company Men" (companymenmovie.com)

We talk to writer-director John Wells about his film “The Company Men,” and life without jobs.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The superstar composer and filmmaker — both past On Point guests — have collaborated on a film to celebrate IBM’s 100 years as a corporation. See it, and listen back to our shows with each artist.

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Sep 17, 2014
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson watches from the sidelines against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of a preseason NFL football game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP/Ann Heisenfelt)

The NFL’s Adrian Peterson and the emotional debate underway about how far is too far to go when it comes to disciplining children.

Sep 17, 2014
Bob Dylan and Victor Maymudes at "The Castle" in LA before the 1965 world tour. Lisa Law/The Archive Agency)

A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. “Another Side of Bob Dylan.”

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Sep 16, 2014
From "Rich Hill"

“Rich Hill,” a new documentary on growing up poor, now, in rural America. The dreams and the desperation.

 
Sep 16, 2014
Jasmin Torres helps classmate Brianna Rameles with a worksheet at the Diloreto Magnet School in New Britain, Conn., Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012. (AP/Charles Krupa)

More parents are “red-shirting” their children in kindergarten—holding them back for a year, hoping they’ll have an edge. Does it work? We look.

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Talking Through The Issue Of Corporal Punishment For Kids
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

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Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

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Beverly Gooden on #WhyIStayed
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

Beverly Gooden — who originated the #WhyIStayed hashtag that has taken off across Twitter — joined us today for our discussion on domestic violence.

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