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A Look Back On Ellen DeGeneres's Career09:14

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This year, Ellen DeGeneres has been tapped to host the Academy Awards.

As she busily writes her final Oscars jokes and practices her musical numbers, NPR Arts Correspondent Lynn Neary takes a look back at her career and how she shaped the conversation around coming out.

This piece originally aired in March 2013.

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This segment aired on February 28, 2014.

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