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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Midlife Crisis Prompts Mission To Reunite The Kinks

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What motivates a man to go on a mission? How about a mid-life crisis and the threat of losing your job.

That’s what was staring down journalist Geoff Edgers a few years back. Edgers, approaching 40, faced the very real possibility of being laid off from the financially-troubled Boston Globe. So, he did what any self-respecting music fan would do. He set out to reunite one of his all-time favorite bands: The Kinks.

Edgers documents his journey in the film, “Do It Again,” which premieres on PBS on Thursday.

This story originally aired in April, 2010

Guest:

  • Geoff Edgers, reporter for the Boston Globe

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