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AirTalk for January 18, 2013

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Oprah Interviews Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong admits to doping

This fallen-hero story won't end with part two of Oprah's interview tonight. Armstrong is facing innumerable lawsuits and actions against him. So why did he finally tell the truth? What judgements did you make after watching him last night?

'Aaron’s Law' leads to mixed reactions

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren proposes amendment to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to exclude terms of service violations from the law.
"Broken City" Chicago Screening

FilmWeek: 56 Up, Broken City, Mama and more

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon to review the week’s new film releases including 56 Up, Broken City, Mama and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Costume design sketch
When Deborah Nadoolman Landis was starting out in the costume shops of major Hollywood studios, she remembers finding “stacks and stacks” of old drawings - stuffed under tables, into walls for insulation, underfoot, being used as doormats. At that time, no one considered the sketches made for costume designs to be art.

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