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Heavyweight Champion George Foreman on What Boxing Taught Him

Foreman is presently a preacher, community leader and dedicated child advocate. On February 14th, the documentary "When We Were Kings" opens. It's about the fight in Zaire in 1974 when Foreman lost the world title to Muhammad Ali. In 1995 Forman wrote his autobiography, By George, co-authored by Joel Engel. (REBROADCAST from 6/7/95)

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Novelist Julie Otsuka draws on her own family history in 'The Swimmers'

Otsuka has recently been awarded the Carnegie Medal for Excellence for her novel about a Japanese American woman who's lost much of her memory to dementia. Originally broadcast Feb. 22, 2022.

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Remembering Victor Navasky, longtime editor and publisher of 'The Nation'

The Nation doubled in circulation under Navasky's tenure. He went on to teach at Columbia University, and chaired the Columbia Journalism Review. He died Jan 23. Originally broadcast in 1982.

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Clunky title aside, 'Cunk on Earth' is a mockumentary with cult classic potential

Netflix, in association with the BBC, has just unveiled a five part comedy mockumentary series called Cunk on Earth. Diane Morgan stars as the titular Philomena Cunk, a TV correspondent traveling the globe to talk about art, science, history, and other things. Its writers and producers include Charlie Brooker, co-creator of the fabulous "Black Mirror" anthology show.

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