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A Comedy Writer's Career Goals

Harry Shearer got his start in show business at the age of seven. He now writes comedy for television and radio. Shearer joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross to discuss his experiences onstage, finding an outlet for his political humor, and his love of bad TV.

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Other segments from the episode on May 14, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 14, 1987: Interview with Richard Schickel; Review of Prince's album "Sign 'O' the Times"; Interview with Harry Shearer; Review of the film "Prick Up Your Ears."

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