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Robot Maker: A Talk with the Late Isaac Asimov

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Will Smith and the robot Sonny in 'I, Robot'

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The new film, I, Robot, starring Will Smith, is loosely based on Asimov's short stories. The author wrote about space walks before man landed on the moon but didn't particularly care for commercial plane travel. He died in 1992. (First broadcast Sept. 9, 1987.)

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