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Actors Tucci and Nixon Talk Up 'New Yorker' Festival

Actor Stanley Tucci
Actor Stanley Tucci

The 2004 New Yorker Festival begins next weekend, and NPR's Scott Simon talks to actors Stanley Tucci and Cynthia Nixon about the event's sophomore run.

Tucci and Nixon are on a festival panel with actor Edward Norton and moderated by New Yorker senior theater critic John Lahr, entitled "The Method: Acting Onstage and Onscreen."

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.