Extension 720 Audio Archives, November 2008

Fred AstaireElectionsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignGinger Rogers

It was seventy-five years ago that the on-screen partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers began. Our guest on this program thought this a good time to examine the life of one of America's most beloved performers, Fred Astaire. Joseph Epstein, an old friend of the program and an incredibly talented writer, has just finished his biography (aptly titled Fred Astaire) and provides us a window into his life, personality, and accomplishments. Join us for a great night with one of our favorite guests...and recorded musical highlights of Astaire singing (and dancing!). (11/10/2008)

Fred Astaire (81:38)

One night after the much anticipated 2008 Presidential election, we sat down with two political experts to assess what happened and what we can expect for the next four years. Among those joining us in the studio were Joseph Morris, former assistant attorney general in the Reagan administration and Dick Simpson, a former Chicago alderman and a professor of political science at University of Illinois Chicago. (11/5/2008)

Election (76:39)

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