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Colleen McCullough at home on Australia's remote Norfolk Island in 1990 — she told an interviewer she moved there to escape her difficult family. Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering 'Thorn Birds' Author Colleen McCullough

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Fresh Air Remembers Long-Time New York TV And Radio Personality Joe Franklin

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Baseball Hall Of Fame Legend Ernie Banks Dies At 83

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Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, right, told NPR's Scott Simon, left, in 2014 that he had a lot of fun winning games, but the main thing in his life was "making friends." Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Let's Play Two! Remembering Chicago Cub Ernie Banks

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Saudi Arabia's King Abullah Dies At 90

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Instant Replay Inventor Changed The Way We Watch Sports

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The Army-Navy game on Dec. 7, 1963, was the first televised sports game featuring instant replay. Its inventor, Tony Verna, died Sunday at 81. AP hide caption

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He Invented Instant Replay, The TV Trick We Now Take For Granted

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Remembering Al Bendich, Fierce Defender Of Free Speech

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Kim Fowley, Producer And Rock Svengali, Dies

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Fresh Air Remembers National Book Award Winner Robert Stone

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Author Robert Stone, Known For 'Dog Soldiers,' Dies At 77

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