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A Political Reporter Turns to Fiction

As a reporter, Ward Just covered the Vietnam War and, later, Washington politics. Now, he devotes himself to fiction writing. While his novels often draw on his knowledge of D.C. culture, Just is careful to invent his own characters, rather than use fictionalized versions of real politicians.

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Other segments from the episode on January 24, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 24, 1989: Interview with Stan Freberg; Commentary on the Mod movement; Interview with Ward Just; Review of Michael Dibdin's novel "Rat King."

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