Were you paying attention in 2012? Test your memory of the the serious and not-so-serious news of the year with Brian and guest quiz-master Ken Jennings!
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The only guest today is you! The phone lines are open for your calls on this last live show of the year. What was the biggest news from your industry in 2012? What did you change your mind about in the last year? And what made you Laugh Out Loud?
On today’s show: We’ve reached into our archives to replay some of my interviews with people who passed away this year.
First, author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Then Rodney King and his fiancé Cynthia Kelley. And writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron talks about aging, memory, and the perfect pie. In the second hour cookbook writer Marion Cunningham discussed about getting back to basics when she was on the show in 1999. Then we’ll replay a 2005 interview with reporter Anthony Shadid about his time covering the war in Iraq. Plus, author David Rakoff looked at the positive side of pessimism when he was here in 2010.
You can see all of our tributes here, and listen to interviews with people such as George McGovern, Robert Hughes, Ray Bradbury, and Mike Wallace.
Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture.