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Actor and Author Michael Palin.

Actor, comedian, filmmaker, and author Michael Palin. In the fall of 1988, Palin set out to recreate the journey Jules Verne described in "Around the World in 80 Days." Palin circled the globe by using just about every means of transportation except airplane (since that wasn't available in Verne's time). Palin turned his journey into an 8-part TV BBC series (it aired in this country on the A&E network) and a book that's a bestseller in England. Palin is of course also known for his tenure as a member of Monty Python's Flying Circus and his appearances in "The Missionary" and "A Fish Called Wanda."

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Other segments from the episode on April 17, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 17, 1990: Interview with Michael Palin; Commentary on doo-wop music; Interview with Bob Feller; Reciew of Deirdre Bair's biography "Simone de Beauvoir."

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