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Fame: A Cautionary Tale

Many people dream about their 15 minutes of fame. But sometimes, worldwide celebrity comes at a cost.

Case in point: Susan Boyle, the contestant from Britain's Got Talent, became a household name. She later wound up in the hospital, reportedly for nervous exhaustion.

Guests:

Ted Koppel, NPR news analyst

Henry Winkler, actor, writer and producer. He starred as the Fonz on Happy Days for ten seasons.

Jake Halpern, author of Fame Junkies

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