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General Colin Powell: The Fresh Air Interview.

Four-star General, and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell. He has a new autobiography My American Journey (Random House, written with Joseph E. Persico), and an anxious audience, waiting to see if he will declare his candidacy for President of the United States. Powell first came to the attention of the American public during the Gulf War, officiating at the televised gulf war briefings. Powell retired from the military in 1993, after 35 years in uniform. During that time he was the Army's youngest brigadier general, as well as the youngest chairman ever of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Other segments from the episode on September 18, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 18, 1995: Interview with Colin Powell; Commentary on Booker T. Washington.

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