Adolescence

May 7, 2006
(was 03.06.2005)

What do you do when your seventh-grade gym teacher orders some of your classmates to pile on top of you and wallop you as you leave the locker-room showers?  If you're Paul Feig, you turn your adolescent misadventures into a critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning television series called "Freaks and Geeks."  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Paul Feeg talks about turning his teen years into a television show.

  1. Paul Feig on "Freaks and Geeks"

    Paul Feig is the creator of the short-lived TV show “Freaks and Geeks”. He tells Anne Strainchamps he and the other writers based the show on incidents from their own lives.

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  2. Chelsea Vargas on Students and Teachers

    Chelsea Vargas of Youth Radio provides a commentary about keeping in touch with teachers.

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  3. John McNally on "The Book of Ralph"

    John McNally is the author of “The Book of Ralph: A Fiction.” McNally tells Steve Paulson about the real life kids who served as the models for his character Ralph, a trouble-maker.

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  4. Steven Mintz on the History of American Childhood

    Historian Steven Mintz tells Jim Fleming that the idyllic, carefree American childhood never existed.

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  5. Curtis Sittenfeld on "Prep"

    Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of a novel called “Prep.” She tells Steve Paulson what she has in common with her lead character and why she feels protective of her.

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