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Fresh Air

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Arts, Society & Culture, TV & Film

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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

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Music Writer Peter Guralnick On 'The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll'

November 23rd, 2015

Episode 424 of 724 episodes

In his new book, 'Sam Phillips,' music writer Peter Guralnick profiles the founder of Sun Records. Guralnick says Phillips rejected perfection in favor of spontaneity and individuality. Phillips discovered Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Howlin' Wolf, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison and others. Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'The Mare.'

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