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Former Drug Czar William Bennett on Moral Education.

Former Drug Czar William Bennett. He is currently co-director of the conservative organization "Empower America." In 1981, he was appointed by Ronald Reagan to be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1985, he became President Reagan's Secretary of Education, and from March of 1989 to November of 1990, he served as President Bush's director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Bennett has written extensively on social and domestic issues and is the author of five books. His latest is "The Book of Virtues: a treasury of Great Moral Stories," a collection of hundreds of stories and poems he hopes will instruct children in "moral literacy."

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Other segments from the episode on March 22, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 22, 1994: Interview with William Bennett; Interview with Ted Demme; Review of the television show "The 66th Academy Awards."

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