If Dick Wolf's record in television is any indication, his debut novel, The Intercept, could be the first of dozens.
These days, Wolf says, episodes of the Law & Order franchise he created run or rerun an average of 109 times a week. He jokes with NPR's Robert Siegel that one secret to the series' longevity is how many of the shows originally aired at 10 p.m.
"The reason it repeats so well, in my opinion," he says, "is because half the audience has fallen asleep and can't remember: How does this end?"
This week, we've truth squadded the recent biopics Hitchcock and Argo, and today, we turn to Hyde Park on Hudson. The new film tells the story of a love affair between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley. But how much of this is fact and how much is fiction?
Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 2:46 pm
Former Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn, tops Sydney Finkelstein 's annual list of the worst CEOs. Finkelstein is a management professor at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business. This morning on Morning Edition he explained why Dunn took the top spot:
Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 1:03 pm
Peter Ramsey has worked on a lot of films in his career, but after directing Rise of the Guardians, a holiday film out this season, he became the first African American to direct a big-budget, computer-generated (CG) animation film.
Originally published on Thu December 27, 2012 12:25 pm
The McDonald's at the Truman Medical Centers' main campus in Kansas City, Mo., has closed, ending an epic, two-decade stint inside the hospital and making it the fifth health facility in the past few years to give the Big Mac the boot.