Satirist Al Franken and actor Michael J. Fox on this edition of Fresh Air. Al Franken's new book spoofs how-to-succeed books. It's called Oh, The Things I Know! A Guide to Success, or, Failing That, Happiness. Franekn is former co-producer of Saturday Night Live where he created the self-help guru Stuart Smalley ("I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!"). He's also the author of Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations. Michael J. Fox got his start acting as a teenager in the popular sitcom Family Ties. After that he made the blockbusters Back to the Future>, The Secret of My Success, and Doc Hollywood. He retired from his role on the sitcom Spin City. In 1998 he made the stunning announcement that he had Parkinson's disease and he now heads The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. He has a new memoir, Lucky Man. (Broadcast Date: April 30, 2002)
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