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One of the Greatest of Living Newspaper Men.

Columnist and commentator Murray Kempton. The New Yorker says he's "surely among the greatest of all living newspapermen" . . . "the one true original in the business." For years he wrote a column for the old New York Post. Now he writes for New York Newsday and The New York Review of Books. At 76, he bicycles around Manhattan in his elegant attire to gather material for his columns on the City's "rebels, losers and rascals." His latest book is a collection of his newspaper pieces. It's called "Rebellions, Perversities and Main Events" (Times Books/Random House).

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Other segments from the episode on May 3, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 3, 1994: Interview with Kenneth Iserson; Review of Hole's album "Live Through This"; Interview with Murray Kempton; Review of the films "With Honors" and "PCU."

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