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photoFilmmaker Barry Levinson's Baltimore is a place between North and South, between city and neighborhood, refuge and adventure. In intimate films like "Diner," "Tin Men," and "Avalon," Levinson brought us a city and a country in transition.

With hits like "Rain Man," "Good Morning Vietnam," and "Wag the Dog," Levinson reached beyond Baltimore. And with the gritty realism of "Homicide: Life on the Streets," he reached beyond nostalgia.

Now, the producer, screenwriter and Oscar-winning director has written a novel. "Sixty-Six" goes back to the middle of an epic decade, when the draft notices are in the mailbox, the war is on TV, and following in your father's footsteps is no longer part of the dream.

Click the "Listen" link to hear a conversation with producer, screenwriter and Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson.

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Barry Levinson, actor, director, screenwriter and author of the new novel "Sixty-Six."

This program aired on October 10, 2003.

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