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The Pokemon Phenomenon.

Pokemon (POH-kay-mahn) is the latest kid craze and worldwide phenomenon. It hails from Japan, and began as an Nintendo game, featuring the superpowered animals called Pokemons. There are 150 characters in all. After the game came the trading cards, comic book series, and weekly cartoon. Now there's the Pokemon movie. We meet the American translator of the Pokemon characters, Gerard Jones.


Other segments from the episode on November 10, 1999

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 10, 1999: Interview with Gerard Jones; Commentary on Naomi Wolf; Obituary for Lester Bowie.


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