Richard Pryor's Bay Area Awakening

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Comedian Richard Pryor's wife described her husband as having "incredible light, incredible darkness, and incredible joy." In his new book "Becoming Richard Pryor," author Scott Saul dives deep into Pryor's childhood in an Illinois brothel and his artistic and political evolution in 1970s Berkeley. Saul joins us to discuss the making of a comic genius.


Scott Saul, associate professor of English at UC Berkeley and author of "Becoming Richard Pryor"