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Fresh Air Comedy Week: Actor and Comedian Richard Pryor on His Health and Career.

Actor/Comedian Richard Pryor. In 1995 he published an autobiographical novel, "Pryor Convictions and Other Life Sentences" (Pantheon Books). A strong man who has overcome such ordeals as a drug addiction, self immolation, and six marriages, Pryor is determined to overcome his most recent battle with multiple sclerosis. (REBROADCAST from 5/22/95.)

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Other segments from the episode on August 29, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 29, 1997: Interview with Garry Shandling; Interview with Jay Leno; Interview with Steve Martin; Interview with Richard Pryor.

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