Schoolhouse Rock taught millions of children about grammar, civics and math -- without many of them even realizing it. Hear from the man who wrote many of those catchy tunes -- Bob Dorough, who recently celebrated his 89th birthday. He tells us the backstory to many of the program's most popular songs -- and, he performs "Three Is A Magic Number" and "Conjunction Junction" live in the studio.
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Kurt Andersen and jazz singer Bob Dorough talk about why we love musical comebacks. Dorough is a vocalist and songwriter whose most recent records are Too Much Coffee Man and Who's on First?. For twelve years he was also the musical director of the Saturday morning TV classic, Schoolhouse Rock.