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Disaster Films Offer a Barometer of Phobias

NPR's Linda Wertheimer and NPR's Bob Mondello discuss disaster films over the decades -- and what they tell us about our fears.

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Linda Wertheimer
As NPR's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer travels the country and the globe for NPR News, bringing her unique insights and wealth of experience to bear on the day's top news stories.
Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.
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