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What a Way to End the Year, At 'Fresh Air'
December 30, 2011  | By David Bianculli
 
As I type this, I'm about to host the final two Fresh Air programs of the year: Friday's Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR, and its sister show Fresh Air Weekend,which airs guess when. And they're both fun shows.

Fresh Air Weekend is a critics' roundup for 2011, which has Maureen Corrigan on the year's best books, Ken Tucker on the year's best rock music, David Edelstein on the year's best movies -- and me, Jerry Mathers as the Beaver, on the year's best TV.

And the Friday show collects two of Terry's favorite interviews of the year... talking to cable TV satirists who found themselves on Broadway.

How did they get there? Practice, practice, practice.

Who are they?

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, from Comedy Central's South Park, talking about their hit Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon.

And Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, talking about his supporting role in a New York Philharmonic revival of Stephen Sondheim's Company.

Hear them all. Trade with friends.

 

2 Comments

 

Eddie Haskell said:

Did you mean Jerry Mathers?

[Yes, and only the slow wi-fi at Fresh Air kept me from fixing it as soon as I sent it. Boy, you're a fast Eddie, Eddie. Should have been fixed hours ago, though. - DB, as in Da Beav]

Comment posted on December 30, 2011 10:45 AM


Joan Housman said:

RE: Moyers, PBS, Colbert
Why would you call Colbert politically conservative? It's all tongue in cheek. He couldn't be more liberal.

[I was referring, in that instance, to Colbert the TV character -- the one he plays on TV. And that guy is as conservative as the next guy... even if the next guy is Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly. - DB]

Comment posted on January 15, 2012 8:03 PM
 
 
 
 
 
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