Magnificent Obsessions

November 25, 2001

Most of us probably have heard of someone else who shares our name, and there are probably others, but unlike British comedian Dave Gorman, we haven’t traveled 24 thousand miles and spent thousands of dollars to meet all of them.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, magnificent obsessions.  And “They Might Be Giants” share their obsession with popular songs.

  1. Dave Gorman on "Are You Dave Gorman?"

    British comedian Dave Gorman decided to meet as many of the people who share his name as possible.  His hobby turned into a hit one-man stage show and a book called “Are You Dave Gorman?”

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  2. Arthur Bradford on Interesting People

    Writer and film-maker Arthur Bradford tells Steve Paulson about some of the stories in his collection “Dogwalker."

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  3. They Might Be Giants on Interesting Songs

    John Flansburgh and John Linnell comprise the musical duo “They Might Be Giants.”  They talk with Steve Paulson about their music, and their obsession for old pop songs.

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  4. Amy Wilensky on "Passing for Normal"

    Amy Wilensky has both Tourette’s Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She tells Jim Fleming how she finally found some relief through a combination of medication and cognitive therapy.

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