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Latest update : 2018-02-16

Portrait of a (First) Lady: The Obamas unveil new paintings

Barack and Michelle Obama were at America's National Portrait Gallery to present two new additions to the collection, painted by Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley. The presidential profile also features in a book by official White House photographer Pete Souza, who tells our reporters about his favourite snap of Obama.

Also on the show, we check out the new Marvel movie "Black Panther" as it gets a warm reception at its premiere in Nigeria, and Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir tells us about turning family ties into cinematic drama in prodigal son story "Wajib".

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-09-21 ENCORE!

A Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Trajectory': Richard Russo on writing small town America

His novels and short stories have garnered literary prizes on both sides of the Atlantic, with critics hailing them as quiet chronicles of the contemporary American experience....

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2018-09-20 ENCORE!

Writers Lauren Groff and Michael Chabon on Trump, marriage and being a parent in 2018

Two of America's most exciting, impressive and loved writers Lauren Groff and Michael Chabon join Eve Jackson on the occasion of the Festival America, a book festival just...

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2018-09-18 ENCORE!

Joaquin Phoenix: 'Jacques Audiard is unique, even among French directors'

Jacques Audiard, best known for directing films such as "Dheepan" and "A Prophet", is back with a genuine Western, entitled "The Sisters Brothers". FRANCE 24's Vincent Roux sat...

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2018-09-17 ENCORE!

Music show: Sônge, Christine and the Queens, plus Prince

We meet Sônge, an up-and-coming French artist with an eclectic alt-RnB sound that blends elements of electro and hip-hop. She’s gearing up to release her debut album showcasing...

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