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Regarding yesterday's email about a recent Writers Bloc event that featured former Vice President Al Gore in conversation with Harry Shearer...

 I don't know if Mr. Baker has ever attended another Writers' Bloc event, but I've participated in several, as both interlocutor and, more recently, as author. If he had bothered to look at the marquee, he would have seen Mr. Gore and myself co-billed. That's the way these events are promoted and organized, as conversations. Books are always available and signings always happen at the end. Yes, I did extend the evening because I didn't want the paying customers to feel cheated, and Mr. Baker's reference to our long-ago short-lived working relationship (he was a producer at KCET, I was a member of the Credibility Gap which produced comedy sketches for a succession of leaden proceedings) is amusingly irrelevant.

Harry Shearer

May 30, 2007 6:21 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor

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