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A Father and Son Come Together Over the Issue of Gays in the Military

Writer Scott Peck and his father Colonel Fred Peck. The younger Peck has written his first book, All American Boy, a memoir of his life growing up in an abusive home with his step-father and the rebuilding of his relationship with his father after a fourteen year estrangement. Peck was thrust on the national scene in May 1993 when his Marine Colonel father spoke against gays in the military to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Col. Peck went on to say his oldest son, Scott, was gay, and though he loved him, he should not be able to serve in the military.

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Other segments from the episode on April 19, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 19, 1995: Interview with Frank Salomon; Interview with Thomas Hine; Interview with Scott Peck and Fred Peck.

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