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New Banksy art unveiled at British hospital

A new work by the elusive street artist Banksy, honoring health workers, has been unveiled at a British hospital.

The framed picture, titled "Game Changer," depicts a young boy sitting on the floor playing with a nurse superhero toy. Batman and Spiderman action figure toys lie in a wastepaper basket next to the boy.

The nurse figure, complete with a cape and a face mask, wears an apron featuring a red cross — the only spot of color in the black-and-white work.

The piece has been placed on display in a corridor at Southampton General Hospital in southern England Wednesday.

The artist left a note for hospital workers, saying: "Thanks for all you're doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if (it's) only black and white."

The artwork will be auctioned later to raise money for national health charities, a spokeswoman for Banksy said.

History channel working series with Bill Clinton

The History channel says former President Bill Clinton will help shape and be a part of an upcoming documentary series on the American presidency.

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During an announcement of programming plans on Thursday, the network said the series will "explore the history of the American presidency and the struggle for a more perfect union."

It is being produced internally by the History channel and is expected to air in early 2021.

History says it has signed with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to make presidential miniseries on Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Goodwin's signing comes after "Washington,'' released earlier this year, became the most-watched miniseries on cable over the past three years.

Pioneer conservative radio host Barry Farber diesPioneering radio host Barry Farber, who hosted a conservative talk show for decades in New York City and ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1977, has died.

Farber died of natural causes Wednesday at home in New York, a day after his 90th birthday, his daughter, Celia Farber, said.

He began on the air at WINS-AM, the only talk host on a rock 'n' roll station. Farber moved to WOR-AM in 1962 and worked in the evening and through the night. He left the station for his mayoral run and, after losing as a Conservative Party candidate to Democrat Ed Koch with 4 percent of the vote, went to work for WMCA-AM for 11 years.

Farber was known for ending his show with the phrase, "To be continued."

Today's birthdays: Actress-turned-politician Glenda Jackson is 84. Actress Candice Bergen is 74. Singer Billy Joel is 71. Actor John Corbett ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Northern Exposure") is 59. Rapper Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan is 50. Actor Chris Diamantopoulos ("Episodes," "24") is 45. Actress Rosario Dawson is 41. TV personality Audrina Patridge ("The Hills") is 35.

— The Associated Press


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