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Budd Schulberg Discusses His Novels and Films.

Author Budd Schulberg. Fifty years ago, Schulberg's first novel, "What Makes Sammy Run?" was a huge success and introduced America to the character of Sammy Glick...a man totally obsessed with making it. Schulberg's other novels include "The Harder They Fall" and "The Disenchanted," and his screenplay for the movie, "On The Waterfront" earned Schulberg an Oscar. Schulberg was also involved with the 'red scare' of the 40s and 50s, and testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Schulberg has a new collection of short stories, called "Love, Action, Laughter and Other Sad Tales," and a 50th anniversary edition of "What Makes Sammy Run?" has just been issued. (Both by Random House).

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Other segments from the episode on February 6, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 6, 1990: Interview with Robert Young; Commentary on Rabbit Brown; Interview with Budd Schulberg; Review of Ann Beattie's novel "Picturing Will."

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