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The Language of 'The Gin Game'

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright D.L. Coburn, who wrote the original Broadway version -- as well as the teleplay -- of The Gin Game. Mr. Coburn talks about the decision by PBS to offer affiliate stations a version of the production without swear words. PBS didn't inform him of the decision until after he was called and asked about it by NPR.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.