1. Jon Hamm explains emotions on Sesame Street. 

    (You’re welcome)

    Happy Hump Day, people! 

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  1. This review discusses the plotline of Mad Men, up through the end of Season Six: 

Our TV critic David Bianculli was given the tricky task of reviewing the Season Seven opener of Mad Men, without giving too much away: 

When we last saw Jon Hamm as Madison Avenue advertising genius Don Draper, Draper had stripped off the façade he had worn as protection throughout the series. He confessed to his true past, as a boy raised in a whorehouse — not only to his children, but to his colleagues at work, during a pitch to an advertising client. Immediately, he lost his chance to move to the West Coast office his firm was opening — and there were bound to be other consequences. This final season, it appears, will be all about those consequences.
Don always has been resourceful, and resilient, and those traits are in full display in the season seven opener. His confession last season has altered him — in his behavior as well as his demeanor, he’s a noticeably changed man. You can tell that even from one of the few scenes from Mad Men that reveals no secrets about where the series is going — just that Don is going somewhere, on a plane.



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    This review discusses the plotline of Mad Men, up through the end of Season Six: 

    Our TV critic David Bianculli was given the tricky task of reviewing the Season Seven opener of Mad Men, without giving too much away: 

    When we last saw Jon Hamm as Madison Avenue advertising genius Don Draper, Draper had stripped off the façade he had worn as protection throughout the series. He confessed to his true past, as a boy raised in a whorehouse — not only to his children, but to his colleagues at work, during a pitch to an advertising client. Immediately, he lost his chance to move to the West Coast office his firm was opening — and there were bound to be other consequences. This final season, it appears, will be all about those consequences.

    Don always has been resourceful, and resilient, and those traits are in full display in the season seven opener. His confession last season has altered him — in his behavior as well as his demeanor, he’s a noticeably changed man. You can tell that even from one of the few scenes from Mad Men that reveals no secrets about where the series is going — just that Don is going somewhere, on a plane.

    Photo by Michael Yarish/AMC

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TIME’s new Mad Men cover on the show that made television history by making history into television, plus behind–the-scene extras from the final season. 
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    timemagazine:

    TIME’s new Mad Men cover on the show that made television history by making history into television, plus behind–the-scene extras from the final season. 

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  1. New Mad Men photos are here! Show creator Matthew Weiner hasn’t revealed what year(s) Season 7 will take place in, but the clothes can give us a clue. Work it, Joanie.

    Images via Frank Ockenfels/AMC

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  1. Happy New Year! See you in 2014.
-Fresh Air

    Happy New Year! See you in 2014.

    -Fresh Air

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  1. See you Monday, then!

Ah yes, and Fresh Air Weekend is Graham Nash and Billy Crystal. Enjoy!

    See you Monday, then!

    Ah yes, and Fresh Air Weekend is Graham Nash and Billy Crystal. Enjoy!

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  1. Gonna [nonchalantly] twist through Wednesday.

    Gonna [nonchalantly] twist through Wednesday.

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  1. Dispatches From Toronto:

    AnnMarie spoke to Matthew Weiner (creator of Mad Men) about his first feature film “You Are Here" at the Toronto Film Festival.

    It stars Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler.

    Owen and Zach play two guys who are childhood friends that face the challenges of loss, substance abuse, and difficult family dynamics. The film is more of comedy than Mad Men, but it uses some of the same tropes, such as the importance of time and place.

    Plus AnnMarie asks about the final season of Mad Men!

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  1. 

Fresh Air producers AnnMarie Baldonado (L) and Lauren Krenzel with Mad Men's creator Matt Weiner!
That’s a great tie… 
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    Fresh Air producers AnnMarie Baldonado (L) and Lauren Krenzel with Mad Men's creator Matt Weiner!

    That’s a great tie…


    Here’s the interview with Matt Weiner from this spring: http://n.pr/Y78k36

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  1. Emmy nominations are out, people!

    We’ve got an all-star line-up of interviews with the nominees for you: 

    Downton Abbey and our favorite Dowager Countess Maggie Smith are nominated in Drama as well as and House of Cards and Kevin Spacey.

    VEEP and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are nominated for Best Comedy Series as well as Laura Dern in Enlightened

    For good measure, some other nominees that we’ve spoken to include  Lena Dunham (Girls), Connie Britton (Nashville), and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men/Top of the Lake). 

    Who are you rooting for? 

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  1. Elisabeth Moss talks to Terry Gross about Peggy Olson's position as Mad Men's ingenu:

Matt [Weiner] talks about the fact that I was sort of the ingenue of the show. You know, [he] had her gain 40 pounds in the first season, and that’s very Mad Men: to take something that … is possibly the norm and possibly been done before, and turn it completely on its head. And, you know, I didn’t get into this business to be a model or to show off pretty clothes or to have my hair look nice. I love acting and I love playing characters.
I wore that ponytail pretty much for two seasons straight, with those bangs. And I remember at the time being kind of like, ‘Oh god, the ponytail! The ponytail! I wish I could do something different.’ Now I look back, and I think it’s so brilliant. It’s so Peggy, and that look is so iconic, and it’s exactly how she should have looked.
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    Elisabeth Moss talks to Terry Gross about Peggy Olson's position as Mad Men's ingenu:

    Matt [Weiner] talks about the fact that I was sort of the ingenue of the show. You know, [he] had her gain 40 pounds in the first season, and that’s very Mad Men: to take something that … is possibly the norm and possibly been done before, and turn it completely on its head. And, you know, I didn’t get into this business to be a model or to show off pretty clothes or to have my hair look nice. I love acting and I love playing characters.

    I wore that ponytail pretty much for two seasons straight, with those bangs. And I remember at the time being kind of like, ‘Oh god, the ponytail! The ponytail! I wish I could do something different.’ Now I look back, and I think it’s so brilliant. It’s so Peggy, and that look is so iconic, and it’s exactly how she should have looked.

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  1. Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner on the symbolism of Don Draper reading Dante's Inferno at the beginning of Season Six, which takes place in 1968:

This man is in his worst state — the way 1968 is — because it is overrunning his life and it’s page 1 in the story: He’s going into hell. This is the descent. Maybe he’ll come out on the other side, or maybe he’ll just take up residence there.”

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    Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner on the symbolism of Don Draper reading Dante's Inferno at the beginning of Season Six, which takes place in 1968:

    This man is in his worst state — the way 1968 is — because it is overrunning his life and it’s page 1 in the story: He’s going into hell. This is the descent. Maybe he’ll come out on the other side, or maybe he’ll just take up residence there.”

    image courtesy of AMC

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  1. Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner talks to Terry Gross about Don Draper, Existentialist:

I feel like Don is like a lot of existential characters: brave in the face of death but more deeply, deeply afraid of it — and trying to find some purpose and some control over it — because he is aware of the sort of meaninglessness of life. … Let’s say existentialism is a young man’s game. As he’s getting up there, he’s saying, like, ‘Why do I keep repeating this? Why am I in this process?’

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    Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner talks to Terry Gross about Don Draper, Existentialist:

    I feel like Don is like a lot of existential characters: brave in the face of death but more deeply, deeply afraid of it — and trying to find some purpose and some control over it — because he is aware of the sort of meaninglessness of life. … Let’s say existentialism is a young man’s game. As he’s getting up there, he’s saying, like, ‘Why do I keep repeating this? Why am I in this process?’

    image courtesy of AMC

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  1. I haven’t listened to it yet, but the word around the office as it goes through the editing process is that tomorrow’s interview with Mad Men creator Matt Weiner is prettay, prettay, prettay amazing. I believe it.
Season Six of the show premiered April 7. It’s not an overstatement to say David Bianculli was giddy about it.
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    I haven’t listened to it yet, but the word around the office as it goes through the editing process is that tomorrow’s interview with Mad Men creator Matt Weiner is prettay, prettay, prettay amazing. I believe it.

    Season Six of the show premiered April 7. It’s not an overstatement to say David Bianculli was giddy about it.

    Image of Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in ‘Mad Men’ courtesy of AMC

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  1. David Bianculli reviews Sunday’s season premiere of Mad Men (He promises no spoilers!)— 

"Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, has established his own narrative rules for his Emmy-winning drama series, the continuing story of advertising executive Don Draper in the 1960s. On Mad Men, the breaks between seasons sometimes take longer than a year — and when the show returns, it doesn’t pick up where it left off.

Instead it leaves a gap, and viewers have to start each season as though they’re the ones who left — they have to catch up. What year is it? What’s the status of Don’s marriage? And what’s going on with all the other people in and around Don’s life?”

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    David Bianculli reviews Sunday’s season premiere of Mad Men (He promises no spoilers!)—

    "Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, has established his own narrative rules for his Emmy-winning drama series, the continuing story of advertising executive Don Draper in the 1960s. On Mad Men, the breaks between seasons sometimes take longer than a year — and when the show returns, it doesn’t pick up where it left off.

    Instead it leaves a gap, and viewers have to start each season as though they’re the ones who left — they have to catch up. What year is it? What’s the status of Don’s marriage? And what’s going on with all the other people in and around Don’s life?”

    Image courtesy of AMC

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