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Craig Ferguson on the Guest Who Changed His Life

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Published on Oct 2, 2009

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/09/26/American_on...

Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson remembers the one guest who changed his life, and the show. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, he recalls, "freed me up a little bit."

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Host of TV's The Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson talks about American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot. Ferguson delivers a funny memoir about his journey from the mean streets of Glasgow to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through attempts to make his mark--as a punk rocker, a construction worker, and, tragically, a modern dancer. - Book Passage

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Craig Ferguson got his start as a drummer for punk bands. He came to know Michael Boyd, the artistic director of The Tron Theatre in Glasgow. Ferguson was soon the star of his own BBC television show, 'The Ferguson Theory.'

Ferguson starred with Betty White and Marie Osmond in the short-lived ABC comedy 'Maybe This Time.' After the show ended, Craig played Drew's boss on 'The Drew Carey Show.'

Ferguson has written the feature films 'The Big Tease' and 'Saving Grace.' Ferguson wrote, directed, and starred in 'I'll Be There.' Ferguson appeared in 'Lemony Snicket's: A Series of Unfortunate Events.'

Ferguson took over as host of THE LATE LATE SHOW on January 3, 2005.

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