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Redux: 'The Joker' From In Character

The Joker character in the Batman series has had many interpretations. He was an absurd prankster in the 1960s TV show, but Heath Ledger played him as a twisted villain in the recent film The Dark Knight.

This segment first aired July 16, 2008.

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Alex Cohen
Alex Cohen is the reporter for NPR's fastest-growing daily news program, Day to Day where she has covered everything from homicides in New Orleans to the controversies swirling around the frosty dessert known as Pinkberry.