Today's Takeaways: Art, Education, and D-Day Memories from The Past

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Friday, June 06, 2014

A drawing entitled "Sassy" by Ellie Braun. (Ellie Braun/The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers/flickr)

1. Reuniting 'Band of Brothers' for D-Day | 2. What Does the Bergdahl Swap Mean to Afghans? | 3. World Leaders Gather for 70th Anniversary of D-Day | 4. The Movie Date's Team Reviews of This Week's New Films | 5. LeVar Burton Aims to Bring Back 'Reading Rainbow' With Help from Fans | 6. An Inside Look at The World's Next Great Artists

Reuniting 'Band of Brothers' for D-Day

As the world pauses today, first hand accounts of the events D-Day continue to slip away from our national collective memory. Eric Jendresen, lead writer and supervising producer for Band of Brothers, tells the story of one company.

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What Does the Bergdahl Swap Mean to Afghans?

What are people saying about the Bowe Bergdahl deal in Afghanistan? Are regular Afghans afraid of these prisoners returning to their country, or are they responding with more of a shrug? Afghanistan's biggest media mogul weighs in.

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World Leaders Gather for 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Amidst the D-Day remembrances, President Obama and European leaders find themselves gathered at a time of great political turmoil that once more calls upon the solidarity of allied nations as Western countries put pressure on Russia over aggression in Ukraine. 

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LeVar Burton Aims to Bring Back 'Reading Rainbow'

LeVar Burton wants to bring “Reading Rainbow” to the web and into classrooms. He’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to to raise a funds with the goal of giving "Reading Rainbow" away to low-income schools for free. He says there’s simply not enough quality educational programming for kids.

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An Inside Look at The World's Next Great Artists

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the creative accomplishments of teenagers across the country. Previous winners include Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath and Lena Dunham. This week, Ellie Braun and Jack Rayson join their ranks.

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News Quiz | Week of June 6, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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