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Frank Deford on Being "The World's Tallest Midget."

Frank Deford, senior writer for Sports Illustrated and a commentator on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." Some of his best essays from Sports Illustrated have been collected in a book titled The World's Tallest Midget.


Other segments from the episode on September 11, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 11, 1987: Interview with Frank Deford; Commentary on Henry Lawson; Interview with Jane Smiley; Review of the film "The Invisible Man."


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