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Director Mike Nichols

He directed the new HBO movie Wit based on the Pulitzer-prize winning off-Broadway play about a college professor dying of ovarian cancer. (It premieres on HBO Saturday, March 24 at 9PM). Nichols is also the director of The Graduate (for which he won an Oscar for Best Director), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Silkwood, Working Girl, and Primary Colors. Before he became a film director NICHOLS was known for his popular comedy improvisations with Elaine May.




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Other segments from the episode on February 21, 2001

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 21, 2001: Interview with Mike Nichols; Review of concerts by Pierre Boulez and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.


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