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Judy Collins performs at a gala and tribute to her in New York, 2008. (AP)
Judy Collins performs at a gala and tribute to her in New York, 2008. (AP)

It was 1939, and the country was struggling with Depression. The Wizard of Oz was just out. “Over the Rainbow” was a huge hit. And singer Judy Collins was born.

She was named for Judy Garland — “Dorothy” in the movie. Now, at 71, Judy Collins – folk-era icon and pal of Baez, Dylan, Richie Havens – is singing “somewhere over the rainbow” herself.

We speak with Judy Collins about life - and one great classic.
-Tom Ashbrook
**NOTE: This show was first broadcast July 15, 2010.

Guest:

Judy Collins, renowned American singer. She has been performing for more than fifty years. Her new album is “Paradise.” She has published a children’s book, “Over the Rainbow,” with lyrics from the classic song.

This program aired on November 25, 2010.

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