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The Leonard Lopate Show

Singer Songwriter Paul Anka

Friday, May 24, 2013

Former teen idol Paul Anka talks about his career in music and his new CD. His autobiography My Way recounts how he rocketed to fame with a slew of hits, including “Diana” and “Put Your Head on my Shoulder,” and his time touring with Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly. He was a charter member of the Rat Pack, he wrote the theme music for The Tonight Show as well as a string of pop hits. He shares stories of the business and the people in his life, from Elizabeth Taylor to Tom Jones to Michael Jackson.

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Pollution and Cancer in Toms River; Paul Anka; Elizabeth Graver's New Novel; Big Data Revolution

Friday, May 24, 2013

Dan Fagin talks about how Toms River, New Jersey, was a dumping ground for cancer-causing industrial pollution for decades. Paul Anka looks back at his life and his career in music, working with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Barnum & Bailey Circus acrobats. Elizabeth Graver talks about her latest novel, The End of the Point. And we’ll look at big data and how it will affect our economy, scientific discovery, and revolutionize our daily lives.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Paul Anka

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Former teen idol Paul Anka tells Leonard Lopate about his life and his career in music—and his new CD. His autobiography My Way recounts how he rocketed to fame with a slew of hits, including “Diana” and “Put Your Head on my Shoulder,” and his time touring with Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly.

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