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2002 Interview with the Ray Charles, Part 1

Only Available in Archive Formats.
2002 Interview with the Ray Charles, Part 1

2002 Interview with the Ray Charles, Part 1

2002 Interview with the Ray Charles, Part 1

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Legendary musician Ray Charles died Thursday at age 73. In honor of his great life and legacy, The Tavis Smiley Show is presenting a two-part tribute to Ray Charles. In 2002, Charles did his last NPR interview with NPR's Tavis Smiley. This is the first part of that conversation — the second will follow on Monday.

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