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Sonny Bono on His Early Days in Showbusiness

Bono first gained national fame as half of the "Sonny and Cher" entertainment couple. The two were married but later divorced. Prior to that, Bono worked as a songwriter. He later entered politics and was elected as Mayor of Palm Springs, California from 1988-1992. In 1994, As a Republican from California's 44th Congressional District he was elected to the U.S House of Representatives. Earlier this month, he won re-election to Congress. This interview was originally aired 7/17 and 7/18 in 1991.

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Other segments from the episode on November 29, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 29, 1996: Interview with Sonny Bono; Interview with Cher; Interview with Sonny Bono.

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