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Television Comedy Writer Larry Gelbart

In the 1950s, Gelbart he was part of a team of television writers that included Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, and others who wrote for Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour." Gelbart went on to develop and write for the television version of "M*A*S*H. Also, he wrote the screenplays for "Oh, God!" and "Tootsie," and the stage play for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" There's a new PBS special about Sid Caesar's comedy team, "Caesar's Writers."

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Other segments from the episode on August 19, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 19, 1996: Interview with Larry Gelbart; Commentary on Sam Shepard's short fiction; Commentary on French and American coverage of the Olympics.

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