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Journalist Edwin Newman on Language

Newman worked in newspapers, radio and television. He joins Fresh Air to talk about the importance of language in journalism, the voice he adopted to report on tragedies and assassinations, and how he filled airtime when the copy ran out. A new collection of his columns is called I Must Say.

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Other segments from the episode on November 23, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 23, 1988: Interview with Edwin Newman; Review of Lou Harrison's album "Piano Concerto; Suite for Violin, Piano, and Small Orchestra"; Interview with Patrick…

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