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"A Prairie Home Companion" Host Garrison Keillor

The writer says that his desire to perform his weekly radio show stems from his restlessness after hours spent at his typewriter. He talks about how he developed a regional brand of comedy and his experiences working in public radio.

59:12

The Evolution of the English Language

Broadcast journalist Robert MacNeil is producing a new television series called The Story of English, which examines how the language is changing. His experience working in three Anglophone countries--Canada, England, and the United States--has given him unique insights into the subject. He joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross to talk about his experiences as a journalist in conflict zones, as well as his start in television broadcasting.

27:52

A Doctor Reflects on Her Training

Dr. Perri Klass writes extensively for magazines and newspapers, and has published a collection of short stories. Her new memoir, A Not Entirely Benign Procedure, details her experiences as a med student at Harvard.

47:19

Journalist Noah Adams on Writing for Radio and Print

All Things Considered host Noah Adams. After dropping out of college he began his radio career as a DJ. He was also a car salesman. Adams came to National Public Radio over twenty years ago as a writer and tape editor; he started working for "All Things Considered" soon after he was hired. His new book, "Noah Adams on All Things Considered," discusses his involvement with ATC and how the show and his journalistic style have changed.

22:13

Humorist Fran Lebowitz on Writing and Not Writing

The Washington Post has called Lebowitz "the funniest woman in America." She's come out with her first children's book, "Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas." In 1978 she wrote the critically acclaimed essay collection "Metropolitan Life." Lebowitz joins Fresh Air to talk about how her relationship with writing has changed now that she's middle-aged.

22:08

Humorist Fran Lebowitz on Writing and Not Writing

The Washington Post called Lebowitz "the funniest woman in America." Her first children's book Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas was published in 1994. In 1978, Lebowitz wrote the critically acclaimed book Metropolitan Life a collection of witty essays about life. (REBROADCAST FROM 1/3/95)

15:51

From the Archives: Journalist Noah Adams on Writing for Radio and Print.

All Things Considered Host Noah Adams. After dropping out of college he began his radio career as a DJ. He was also a car salesman. Adams came to National Public Radio over twenty years ago as a writer and tape editor; he started working for "All Things Considered" soon after he was hired. Adams wrote a book, Noah Adams on All Things Considered. It discusses his involvement with ATC and how the show and his journalistic style have changed. (REBROADCAST FROM 10/19/92)

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