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Piper Laurie and Paul Newman's eyes - Off-Ramp for January 4, 2014

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Spring Street downtown LA

First movie ever made of LA was of traffic ... with no traffic jams!

Thomas Edison’s employee James H. White went to downtown LA and pointed his unwieldy movie camera up South Spring Street. Lucky for White it was only 1898.
Piper Laurie re-enacts "Carrie" with Off-Ramp host John Rabe
Piper Laurie, nominated for three Oscars, on acting opposite Paul Newman in "The Hustler," working on "Twin Peaks," and why she played her death scene in "Carrie" as if she was having an orgasm.
Pepe Aguilar's 24th album — he's already sold 12-million records — debuted at #1 on iTunes and is a tribute to his father Antonio Aguilar's great rival, Vicente Fernández. This is his first public radio interview.

'Twilight Zone' screenwriter Earl Hamner, Jr. on writing for the show

TV shows come and go. But 'Twilight Zone' is different. The show examined race issues, criticized our dependence on technology and, five decades later, millions of people young and old still find the show's timeless themes as fresh as the day they aired — and it's all thanks to Rod Serling.

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