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Five Decades of 'Q'

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Quincy Jones has won 27 Grammys and scored more than 30 films. But to many, he’ll always be the mastermind behind Michael Jackson’s "Thriller." Today on the show, Jones looks back at 50 years in the entertainment industry. Later, we hear from another renaissance man. Singer, author, performer and punk godfather Henry Rollins talks about diving into international politics for his documentary series, "Uncut."


Quincy Jones and Henry Rollins

The Journey of Quincy Jones

During his 50-year career, Quincy Jones has worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Puff Daddy, founded Vibe magazine, collected countless awards, and earned a reputation as a jazz giant. (Somewhere in there, he found time to make possible an album called "Thriller.") Jones joins us on the occasion of ...

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Henry's World

Henry Rollins has an impressive resume. He earned punk-icon status fronting the groups Black Flag and Rollins Band, then branched out into publishing, acting and spoken word. He shares his experiences on a one-man show tour in South Africa, Northern Ireland and post-Katrina New Orleans, which are the subject of ...

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Quincy and Henry: What's Next?


The term 'Renaissance man' gets thrown around a little too easily these days. If you can sing and you can act, you’re proclaimed a Renaissance man (usually by writers who can do neither). Quincy Jones, though, comes close. One of music’s great arrangers ...