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Which America Gets Through to the "East", and Which Gets Lost in Translation?

Writer PICO IYER (PEE-coe EYE-er). His book Video Night in Kathmandu explores the subtle and often humorous Westernization of the Far East. Iyer, who reported for Time Magazine for four years, found the West's influence in mohawk haircuts in Bali, six Filipino girls doing a perfect rendition of a Madonna hit, Japan's baseball mania and a Chinese cafeteria that served dishes like "Yes, Sir, Cheese My Baby," and "Ike and Tuna Tuner." (Rebroadcast. Originally broadcast on August 22, 1989.) (Interview by Sedge Thomson)

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Other segments from the episode on January 15, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 15, 1990: Interview with Pico Iyer; Review of Wilbur Ware's album "Chicago Sound"; Interview with John F. Sears; Review of the television show "Eyes on the Prize:…

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