Actress, writer, comedians Ellen Degeneres and Andy Richter on this edition of Fresh Air
. Ellen Degeneres will soon begin a comedy tour. Her five-year sit-com Ellen
won an Emmy for her much anticipated coming-out episode. She and her character came out at the same time. This was followed by a very public relationship with actress Anne Heche, which eventually ended. Degeneres talks about coming out, her relationship with Heche, and why she resists becoming a lesbian role model. Degeneres is the author of the book, My Point...And I Do Have One
. For seven years he was Conan O'Brien's sidekick on Late Night
. Now, Andy Richter has his own sitcom on FOX, Andy Richter Controls the Universe
. Richter could be seen in the movies, Scarey Movie 2
, Dr. T & The Women
, and in the upcoming films Big Trouble
, and Run, Ronnie, Run
. (Broadcast Date: April 15, 2002)
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