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The History of the Catskills' Resorts

Writer Stefan Kanfer's latest book is called "A Summer World," about the Borscht Belt -- a Jewish enclave in the Catskills that nurtured a generation of comics. Kanfer talks about the lives of some of the resorts' regulars, and why some the community is now in decline.

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Other segments from the episode on July 16, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 16, 1990: Interview with Ram Dass; Commentary on CBGB; Interview with Stefan Kanfer; Commentary on major television networks.

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