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Educational Filmmaker Sy Wexler Dies

Robert Siegel talks to Howard Wexler about his late father, Sy, who made educational films from Squeak the Squirrel to Teeth Are for Life. He died Thursday in Los Angeles at age 88.

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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.