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Today on NPR's 'Fresh Air,' I'll Be a 'Smash' -- Interviewing Producers Behind That New NBC Series
February 2, 2012  | By David Bianculli
 

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I'm really, really impressed by NBC's Smash, the new making-of-a-musical drama series -- NOT a reality show -- that premieres Monday. I'll have a full review of that series then -- but for now, please check out Thursday's Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR, on which I interview two of the show's executive producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
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They're the guys whose musical TV lineage goes all the back to CBS's Gypsy, with Bette Midler, almost 20 years ago, and whose more current credits include winning the Oscar-winning movie version of Chicago and the current roadway hit revival of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.

After about 5 p.m. ET Thursday, you can hear my interview with them on the Fresh Air website HERE.

 
 
 
 
 
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