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From the Archives, Fresh Air's 10th Anniversary: Drawing Rabbits, Creating Characters, and Scoring Westerns.

INT. 2: (a) Syndicated cartoonist Matt Groening. Terry talked with him as he was about to launch his animated cartoon family "The Simpsons." Before that he was best known for his strip, "Life is Hell," which appeared in alternative papers around the country. (Rebroadcast of 9/9/1987)

(b) Character actor Ned Beatty. He spent 15 years in theater before making his film debut in "Deliverance." He's acted in over 37 feature films, and over 44 television movies or series. Most recently he starred in "Homicide." Terry talked with him before he took on that role. (Rebroadcast of 10/26/1987)

(c) Singer Frankie Laine. He gained TV immortality by singing the theme of "Rawhide." Other credits include the theme to the Mel Brooks film ``Blazing Saddles.''

Also, we play a song Dave Frishberg wrote and recorded for Fresh Air's Tenth Anniversary.

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Other segments from the episode on October 24, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 24, 1997: Interviews with Dave Brody, Mamie Van Doren, and Robert Townsend; Interviews with Matt Groening, Ned Beatty, and Frankie Laine; Review of the film …

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