1. Fresh Air critic at large John Powers reviews the Danish political drama Borgen, about a woman who unexpectedly becomes Denmark’s prime minister. Borgen sets itself apart from other political dramas like House of Cards, Veep, and The West Wing: 

"I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a show that’s better at capturing the personal cost of political life. For Birgitte [above], power doesn’t so much corrupt as isolate. The more successful she becomes as PM, the more her private world dwindles. Her circle of friends shrinks, her children feel neglected, and her marriage to the funny, liberal-minded Philip — a onetime CEO who’s put his career on hold — starts to founder. Losing her knack for intimacy, she begins talking to him like a prime minister making points in a cabinet meeting."
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    Fresh Air critic at large John Powers reviews the Danish political drama Borgen, about a woman who unexpectedly becomes Denmark’s prime minister. Borgen sets itself apart from other political dramas like House of Cards, Veep, and The West Wing: 

    "I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a show that’s better at capturing the personal cost of political life. For Birgitte [above], power doesn’t so much corrupt as isolate. The more successful she becomes as PM, the more her private world dwindles. Her circle of friends shrinks, her children feel neglected, and her marriage to the funny, liberal-minded Philip — a onetime CEO who’s put his career on hold — starts to founder. Losing her knack for intimacy, she begins talking to him like a prime minister making points in a cabinet meeting."

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  1. Writers for comedian Sid Caesar included Mel Brooks (front, lower right) and Neil Simon (back row, upper left corner.) Both Brooks and Simon are featured on a new DVD release featuring Caesar’s writers telling jokes and stories.

    Writers for comedian Sid Caesar included Mel Brooks (front, lower right) and Neil Simon (back row, upper left corner.) Both Brooks and Simon are featured on a new DVD release featuring Caesar’s writers telling jokes and stories.

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