From the archives: A visit with the great humor columnist Dave Barry, aired Nov. 1, 1992, as he was promoting his book Dave Barry Does Japan.
In a wide-ranging interview, he alludes to the sheepish qualities of newspaper editors of the day and recounts an early break in his career: “One of the first big papers to take my column was the Chicago Tribune. ... So then, all of a sudden, a lot of papers said, ‘Well, the Chicago Tribune‘s using it. Maybe we can use it and not get burned down.’” (2011 photo: Amazur.)