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Katherine Moennig reprises the role of Shane McCutcheon in The L Word: Generation Q. Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/Showtime hide caption

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George MacKay as Lance Corporal Schofield in the film 1917. Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures hide caption

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Buck Henry attends a screening of The Graduate during the TCM Classic Film Festival on April 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, Calif. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for TCM hide caption

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Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda at the 69TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS in 2017, when Dolly pointedly took the conversation away from politics. Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images hide caption

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Jad Abumrad On 'Dolly Parton's America'

You may know Jad Abumrad as the host of WNYC's 'Radiolab.' He tells Sam why he created another podcast, Dolly Parton's America, examining the life and work of music legend Dolly Parton. Jad himself grew up in Nashville, where his physician father, a Lebanese immigrant, struck up an unlikely friendship with the singer. Jad uses this podcast to ask what divides us, and how we can transcend those divides like Dolly does. Maybe. Email the show at samsanders@npr.org.

Jad Abumrad On 'Dolly Parton's America'

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Harvey Weinstein (center) leaves a bail hearing last month in New York City. The former Hollywood megaproducer has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women. He now faces five charges in New York City. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images hide caption

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Harvey Weinstein Heads To Trial For Sex Crimes In A #MeToo Landmark

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Tom Hanks won the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 2020 Golden Globes. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Sam Mendes accepts the award for best drama movie for 1917 at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal via Getty Images hide caption

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David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Cook, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani and Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay in the Friends episode "The One Where They All Turn Thirty." Warner Bros. Television/Getty Images hide caption

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(From left) Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo, members of the cast of Avengers: Endgame in Los Angeles in April. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting a trans character, Feige says. Willy Sanjuan/Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP hide caption

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It's a Pop Culture Happy Hour tradition to make some resolutions and predictions for the new year. Malorny/Getty Images hide caption

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Columbia Journalism Review set up a misinformation newsstand in Manhattan in October 2018, in an effort to educate news consumers about the dangers of disinformation in the lead-up to the U.S. midterm elections. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Disinformation' Is The Word Of The Year — And A Sign Of What's To Come

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Laurie (Timothée Chalamet) and Amy (Florence Pugh) in Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women. Wilson Webb/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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