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Fresh Air, Harry Shearer, Will Ferrell, Rob Siegel and Todd Hanson

Written by: Terry Gross
Narrated by: Terry Gross
Length: 47 mins

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Satirist and host of the public radio program Le Show, Harry Shearer, on how he's been dealing with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on his show. Will Ferrell is a regular cast member of Saturday Night Live. Last weekend the show began the new season in a somber tone, opening the show with Mayor Guilliani surrounded by a group of New York fire fighters, police and EMT workers. Ferrell has portrayed President George Bush on the show as well as Janet Reno, Alex Trebek and Robert Goulet; his other send-ups include musical middle school teacher Marty Culp, and Spartan cheerleader Craig. From the satirical weekly newspaper The Onion, editor Rob Siegel and writer Todd Hanson. They've produced two issues of the paper since September 11th. Their recent issue includes the articles "A Shattered Nation Longs to Care About Stupid Bullshit Again," "U.S. Urges Bin Laden to Form Nation It Can Attack," and "Security Beefed up at Cedar Rapids Public Library." (Broadcast Date: October 4, 2001)
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