Jean Smart / Remembering Newport Jazz & Folk Festival Founder George Wein

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Jean Smart / Remembering Newport Jazz & Folk Festival Founder George Wein

Friday, 17 September

Jean Smart is nominated for two Emmys — one for her lead role in 'Hacks' and one for her supporting role in 'Mare of Easttown.' We're revisiting her May 2021 interview.

Pioneering music impresario George Wein created the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954 and the Newport Folk Festival in 1959. He died Sept. 13. He spoke with Terry Gross in 2003.
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