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Columnist Mike Royko.

Columnist Mike Royko. For 26 years, Royko has written a daily column on happenings in his native Chicago and throughout the world, and he's just released his 6th collection of his writings. Along the way, Royko has earned the Pulitzer, the Mencken, and Pyle Award. His column is now carried in more than 500 papers. Royko also wrote "Boss," a best-selling portrait of Chicago mayor Richard Daley.

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Other segments from the episode on October 26, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 26, 1989: Interview with Mike Royko; Review of Mike Tippett's album "Tippett Conducts Tippett"; Interview with Jacques d'Amboise; Review of the film "The Bear."

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