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Novelist Wilfred Sheed

Sheed wrote the text for The Kennedy Legacy, which features photographs of the late president. He joins Fresh Air to discuss his work as a critic and author. Sheed grew up interested in sports; a bout of polio turned him into an avid reader. His parents ran one of the largest Catholic publishing houses.

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Other segments from the episode on September 6, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 6, 1988: Interview with Wilfred Sheed; Commentary on Alex Chilton; Interview with Jane Alexander; Review of Ingmar Bergman's autobiography "The Magic Lantern."

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