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National Anxieties Play Out in Olympic Coverage

Linguist Geoff Nunberg compares the different ways France and the U.S. covered the Olympics -- and what they say about these countries' attitudes toward their respective languages.

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Other segments from the episode on August 19, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 19, 1996: Interview with Larry Gelbart; Commentary on Sam Shepard's short fiction; Commentary on French and American coverage of the Olympics.

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