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Fresh Air, Don Rickles and Huw Cordey, May 22, 2007 | [Terry Gross]

Fresh Air, Don Rickles and Huw Cordey, May 22, 2007

Hear comic Don Rickles, documentary producer Huw Cordey, and rock critic Ken Tucker on this edition of Fresh Air. He's known for insulting his audiences on stage, but Don Rickles doesn't consider himself an insult comic. His heyday was in the 1950s and 60s, on TV and in Vegas. Frank Sinatra was an early fan and helped get him noticed. Rickles has a new memoir, Rickles' Book: a Memoir.
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Hear comic Don Rickles, documentary producer Huw Cordey, and rock critic Ken Tucker on this edition of Fresh Air.

He's known for insulting his audiences on stage, but Don Rickles doesn't consider himself an insult comic. His heyday was in the 1950s and 60s, on TV and in Vegas. Frank Sinatra was an early fan and helped get him noticed. Rickles has a new memoir, Rickles' Book: a Memoir.

Then, Huw Cordey, who produced the BBC series Planet Earth: The Complete Series. The series was five years in the making and was shot on every continent and in 62 countries. It was also broadcast on The Discovery Channel and is now available on DVD.

And, Ken Tucker reviews Revenge, a new two-CD set of live performances from alt-country musician Robbie Fulks. [Broadcast Date: May 22, 2007]

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