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Best Of: 'The Rider' / How Rodgers & Hammerstein Revolutionized Broadway

Following a rodeo accident, Brady Jandreau refused to quit riding and training wild horses — even it if meant risking his life. He plays a version of himself in director Chloe Zhao's slightly fictionalized retelling of his story. The director and star talk about the accident, recovery and making of 'The Rider.' Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'The Female Persuasion' by Meg Wolitzer. Todd Purdum's new book, 'Something Wonderful,' is about the creative partnership and strained personal relationship of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Together they created such hit shows as 'Oklahoma!,' 'Carousel,' 'South Pacific' and 'The Sound of Music.'

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