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The ones that got away

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Dec 22, 2012 11:53 AM

There was so much great stuff in arts and entertainment in 2012 that NPR's arts desk couldn't cover all of it as it was released. In the last week of the year, they catch up to profile "the ones that got away" in a four-part series airing on All Things Considered on witf, beginning Monday, December 24.

Dirt Candy  - Monday, December 24
NPR's Neda Ulaby reports on the graphic novel cookbook Dirt Candy by chef Amanda Cohen. The book is incredibly charming and makes you wonder why more cooks don't publish books this way.

BBC Shows - Tuesday, December 25
NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports on a few fantastic BBC-produced shows that aired in the U.S. but didn't make it on NPR, such as Call the Midwife on PBS and The Hour on BBC America.

Graphic Novels - Wednesday, December 26
NPR's Glenn Wheldon has three graphic novels to highlight from 2012: Drama by Raina Telgemeier, Little White Duck: A Childhood in China by Andres Vera Martinez and Na Liu, and The Crackle of the Frost by Lorenzo Mattotti and Jorge Zentner.

The Killers Return - Thursday, December 27
Some critics call them the last of the great American arena rock bands. But The Killers hit a tough patch when both the lead singer's mother and a member of the band died within a short span, so the musicians took time -- five years -- to regroup and return in 2012. Correspondent Nate Plutzik reports.

Here these reports and more on All Things Considered every weekday 4:00pm to 6:30pm on witf 89.5/93.3, your home for NPR News and all things regional.

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