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Surviving Soviet Imprisonment.

Natan, formerly Anatoly, Sharansky. He was jailed on trumped up treason and spying charges by the KGB and endured nine years of solitary confinement and a starvation diet before an international campaign forced his release two years ago. His account of his ordeal and the subsequent pressures of celebrity are recounted in his book Fear No Evil.


Other segments from the episode on June 6, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 6, 1988: Interview with Anatoly "Natan" Shcharansky; Review of Joshua Breakstone's album "Evening Star"; Interview with Mark Morris; Commentary on laugh tracks.


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