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Folk Legend Pete Seeger Looks Back

Pete Seeger has written some of the best-known ballads of the 20th century: "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "Turn, Turn, Turn" among them. Now 86 and living in upstate New York with his wife Toshi, he talks with Scott Simon about his lengthy, influential career.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.