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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and His Biographer James Hirsch.

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. In the early 60s, Carter was a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. Then in 1967, he was convicted of three murders he did not commit. He was in prison for nearly 20 years, but continued to fight for his freedom in state and federal courts. Finally in 1985, he was found innocent and set free. We talk with Carter, and his biographer, James Hirsch, author of "Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter" (Houghton Mifflin Company). A new movie about Carter, called Hurricane, just opened.

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Other segments from the episode on January 10, 2000

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 10, 2000: Interview with Rubin Carter and James Hirsch; Review of Michael Hurley's album "Weatherhole."

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