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From the Archives: Singer, Songwriter, and Pianist Randy Newman.

Singer pianist Randy Newman in the studio for music and conversation. Known for his satiric songs, Newman has portrayed a racist, a rapist, and even God in songs like "Suzanne" and "Rednecks." In 1990 Newman composed the soundtrack for the short-lived musical cop show, "Cop Rock." He also composed music for the movies "Parenthood," and "Avalon." His newest CD is "Faust" by Reprise Records 1995. (REBROADCAST from November 16, 1992)

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Other segments from the episode on September 22, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 22, 1995: Interview with Richard Price; Review of Bjork's album "Post"; Interview with Randy Newman; Review of the film "Unstrung Heroes."

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