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Former Senator James G. Abourezk on Native and Arab Americans.

Former U.S. senator James G. Abourezk (AB-er-esk). In his new memoir, "Advise and Dissent," Abourezk tells of Arab-American heritage, his coming of age in the North Dakota Indian country, his early political days, his 8 years in Congress, and his decision not to run for re-election in 1979. These days Abourezk is an attorney in Washington, D.C., and is National Chairman of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

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Other segments from the episode on October 25, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 25, 1989: Interview with James Abourezk; Interview with Kenneth Branagh; Review of Jane Smiley's novellas "Ordinary Love" and "Good Will."

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