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Before Film and Television, there was Radio.

Film critic Leonard Maltin. His new book, "The Great American Broadcast: A Celebration of Radio's Golden Age" (Dutton) celebrates America's most popular form of entertainment in the years before television. Maltin also appears regularly on Entertainment Tonight and has written two movie guides.

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Other segments from the episode on October 21, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 21, 1997: Interview with Leonard Maltin; Commentary on Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; Interview with Garrison Keillor; Review of Vivian Gornick's book "The End of…

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