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The Return of a Stand-Out Mystery Show

Peter Falk reprises his role of the disheveled detective Columbo, twelve years after the series ended. TV critic David Bianculli says the show meets the high standards of the original, and that Falk is as charming as ever.

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Other segments from the episode on February 6, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 6, 1989: Interview with Sallie Bingham; Review of LaVern Baker's album "LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith"; Interview with Kathy O'Connell; Review of the television…

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