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Reframing John Wayne as a Political Idol

Pulitzer-Prize winning writer Garry Wills has published books on Nixon, Reagan and Kennedy, as well as a critical profile of Ross Perot. His latest book is a look at the relationship between politics and popular culture via celebrity, "John Wayne's America: the Politics of Celebrity."


Other segments from the episode on March 4, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 4, 1997: Interview with Gary Willis; Interview with John Leonard; Review of of J.D. Salinger's short story "Hapworth 16, 1924."


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