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A TV Critic's "Comic Visions"

David Marc considers his new book about classic sitcoms as a kind of autobiography: each show he reviews reminds him of the time in his life when he first watched it. He joins Fresh Air to talk about the history and politics of television comedy, especially in how it restricted the roles of women and people of color.

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Other segments from the episode on March 9, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 9, 1989: Interview with David Marc; Review of Ashford and Simpson's album "Love or Physical"; Interview with Neil Bissoondath; Review of the film "High Hopes."

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