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Carl Reiner Takes On the Past

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Carl Reiner Takes On the Past

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Carl Reiner Takes On the Past

Carl Reiner Takes On the Past

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Carl Reiner has been making people laugh for more than 50 years. In his new autobiography, My Anecdotal Life: A Memoir, Reiner recounts his experiences as a comic, producer, director, novelist and playwright. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Reiner about turning down Fidel Castro's star vehicle and other moments of his colorful Hollywood past.