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Charles Phoenix, Finding Kitsch in Kodachrome

No one takes slides anymore; their heyday was back in the '50s and '60s. But there are plenty of slides still hanging around, offering their distinct perspective on a certain period of Americana.

Charles Phoenix collects them and has revived the family slideshow, turning it into performance art.

The Los Angeles "histotainer," as he's sometimes called, tells Madeleine Brand about his colorful window into American culture.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).