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This edition: A Personal View: The Art of the Essay

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This program, "The Art of the Essay," explored the history, practice, and mechanics of the essay, one of the most widely used and read writing styles. It began with an examination of the writing styles of Montagne, Bacon, Pain, Emerson, and Martin Luther King, Jr.; and included a segment in which essayist Willie Morris read and discussed his work.