• Fresh Air, Christopher Plummer and Thomas Ricks, November 20, 2007

  • By: Terry Gross
  • Narrated by: Terry Gross
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 11-20-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: WHYY-FM

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Publisher's Summary

Hear actor Christopher Plummer and journalist Thomas Ricks on this edition of Fresh Air.

Thomas Ricks is the Washington Post's military correspondent. He'll talk about his latest trip to Iraq. Ricks has worked for the Washington Post since 2000, and prior to that, he wrote for the Wall Street Journal. Ricks is the recipient of two Pulitzer prizes.

Then, Christopher Plummer, who stars in the new independent film Man in the Chair, about a young man who enlists a group of retired film crew members to help finish his student film. Plummer plays a curmudgeonly former gaffer from the film Citizen Kane. Plummer may be best remembered as Baron Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. He was a frequent cast member on many of television's earliest productions from Kraft Television Theater and the Hallmark Hall of Fame. His films include A Beautiful Mind and Twelve Monkeys. Plummer has also done a lot of voiceover work, including the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Plummer has won two Emmys. [Broadcast Date: November 20, 2007]

Then, hear more from Thomas Ricks.

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