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Ali G: Fooling Serious Interviewees, All for a Laugh

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Sasha Baron Cohen -- aka Ali G, host of Da Ali G Show on HBO. Cohen, in the character of a Cockney-accented, dim-witted wannabe "wiseguy," regularly fools government officials and other interview subjects who believe he's a popular but unorthodox British "hip-hop journalist."

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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.