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Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio. Host Terry Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and pop culture. She moves away from the traditional clock of talk show hosts, willing to go in depth in a manner uncharacteristic of other programs. Gross focuses on culture and impact on the nations state of mind, sometimes contacting novelists in war-torn countries for the cultural perspective.
Fresh Air interviews may be any length when recorded. Features, daily reports, and reviews from a long list of critics and commentators on music, books, movies, and other cultural phenomena make up the programs regular playlist.
Gross has been both awarded and critiqued for her probing questions. For her work on Fresh Air, Gross received the George Foster Peabody Award in 1993. Since 1975, Fresh Air interviews have been recorded on reel-to-reel audio-tape instead of moving to more contemporary digital formats characterize the shows lack of need to "fit the mold." Many sources nationally consider Gross among the country's top interview personalities.
Fresh Air is provided by NPR. For more information, visit: http://freshair.npr.org.