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Laurie Anderson and Janet Jackson.

Rock critic Ken Tucker review the new albums from Janet Jackson and Laurie Anderson. Ken says the two performers are seemingly miles apart...Jackson's the sister of Michael Jackson and her albums are huge urban contemporary hits, and Anderson's a product of the New York performance scene...but there is common ground. Both albums (Jackson's is called "Rhythm Nation 1814" and Anderson's is titled "Strange Angels") have unifying themes and draw heavily on the latest technology.

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Other segments from the episode on November 2, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 2, 1989: Interview with Alan Arkin; Review of Janet Jackson's and Laurie Anderson's albums "Rhythm Nation 1814" and "Strange Angels"; Interview with Irvin D…

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