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A Biopic that Could Have Been Better

TV critic David Bianulli says that the brief history of the Carpenters, particularly Karen Carpenter's death from anorexia nervosa, was tragic, but short on details to make a compelling biopic. With Carpenter's brother Richard serving as producer, the movie shies away from the truth, and ultimately falls flat.

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Other segments from the episode on December 26, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 26, 1988: Interview with Ben E. King; Review of the ten best jazz albums of 1988; Interview with Ronnie Spector; Review of the made-for-TV movie "The Karen…

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