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Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Ira Gershwin

Today marks the 100th birthday of Ira Gershwin, who died in 1983 at the age of 86. One man who knew Ira and his work well is Robert Kimball, who compiled and edited The Complete Lyrics of Ira Gershwin. He also serves as artistic advisor to the estate of Ira Gershwin. Kimball is currently working on the next book in the Knopf series "The Complete Lyrics of Irvine Berlin." A ceremony, "Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall," will be televised on PBS on Great Performances in March 1997. Our interview with Kimball was originally aired on 1/17/94.


Other segments from the episode on December 6, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 6, 1996: Interview with Robert Kimball; Interview with Charles Schulz; Review of the television show "Samson and Delilah."


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