NPR Playback: February 1989
Get on the January '89 Playback train! Terry Gross chats with the not quite famous rock duo “They Might Be Giants,” reporter Alex Chadwick reviews the Reagan years, Molly Ivins looks for real Texans at the inauguration of George H.W. Bush, and Scott Simon chats with comedian Stan Freburg.
If you haven’t heard a frog chorus lately, this is the podcast for you. It’s December 1988 and the folks at NPR are getting festive. We hear an atmospheric retrospective of the year that was, go behind the scenes to witness the writing of "The Christmas Song "and we’re entertained by “Wizard Crystal” an original radio play produced by Ira Glass.
It's a special SUMMERTIME FUN edition of Playback! Scott Carrier goes to the beach in Ocean City, Maryland, Ira Glass takes a relationship road trip, and Harry Shearer discovers the sit-com like charms of the Democratic Convention.
We've resurfaced from the brand new NPR archives, with some timeless stories from May 1988. Richard Nixon gives political advice to the '88 Republican Presidential nominees, filmmaker Robert Altman shares insights on the creative process, Leo Kottke goes New age and Dr. John joins Terry Gross in the studio to do the thing only he can do.