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TV Actor Howard Hesseman

Hesseman played disc jockey Dr. Johnny Fever in WKRP in Cincinnati, and now stars as a high school teacher in the comedy Head of the Class. He tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about how his performances and personal experiences inform each other. Early in his career, Hesseman sold two ounces of marijuana to an undercover police officer; he later had his record expunged.

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Other segments from the episode on February 9, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 9, 1989: Interview with Howard Hesseman; Review of Lyle Lovett's album "Lyle Lovett and His Large Band"; Interview with Frank Chin; Commentary on this history of…

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