The New Yorker Festival: Humor Review

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photoSince its inception in 1925, The New Yorker magazine has cultivated millions of devotees far beyond the island of Manhattan. Weekly helpings of journalism, fiction, humor and criticism unfold and delight behind the imaginative, and sometimes keepsake covers. In 1999, the magazine made a jump from the printed page to public venues for the first New Yorker Festival with writers reading from their work and holding public conversations with figures of note. This year it presented a range of voices, from Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowtiz to the Icelandic singer Bjork.

Tonight in a special edition of On Point, we bring you highlights from the Fourth Annual New Yorker Festival.


Some of America's best humor writers, including: Susan Orlean, Bruce McCall, Anthony Lane, Calvin Trillin, Patricia Marx and Paul Rudnick

This program aired on November 27, 2003.


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