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And for my next guest, I needed to know one thing before we got started. So am I talking to a film nerd, buff, scholar? How do you relate to films?

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The 2021 U.S. Open has hit its stride in Queens with lots of memorable moments and a slew of up-and-coming players. Joining us now is sports reporter Howard Bryant.

Howard, welcome back to the show.

HOWARD BRYANT: It's good to be here.

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Less than an hour after the last U.S. plane took off from Afghanistan, Twitter users worldwide saw a site that just a few weeks ago would have been unthinkable.

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Almost 20 years ago, then-President George W. Bush stood before the world on September 11, 2001 and said this.

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For more reaction to the day's events, we're going to bring in Democratic Congressman Jason Crow from Colorado. He's also an Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Welcome back to the program.

JASON CROW: Hi, Audie.

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Let's bring Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger into the conversation. He's also a member of the Air National Guard and an Air Force veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Congressman, good to speak with you again.

Bob Ross — the artist known for his calm voice, poofy hair and unflappable demeanor — spent 31 seasons gently encouraging at-home artists to pick up their palettes to paint serene landscapes and "happy little trees."

Actor Melissa McCarthy and her husband, filmmaker Ben Falcone, were big fans of Ross and decided to produce a documentary about his life. But as they began working on the project with filmmakers Joshua Rofé and Steven Berger, they quickly realized their subject — and the legacy he left behind — was more complex than they knew.

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In college football, there are five athletic conferences considered elite - the Power Five. Yesterday, three of them announced an alliance.

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If there's anything the past year has put at the forefront, it's our mortality.

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MAX LINSKY: You seem very convinced that you've gotten very old.

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Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson knows you have probably heard a lot about Woodstock, the legendary summer concert festival of the late 1960s. But a few years back, Questlove, best known as drummer and composer with The Roots, was asked to direct a music documentary, Summer of Soul, about another legendary concert, one you probably haven't heard about.

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