Agriculture broadcaster Orion Samuelson celebrates his retirement after 60 years on WGN Radio: Oh, and I met and shook hands with Fidel Castro and Mikhail Gorbachev

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John Williams interviews Orion Samuelson during his 50th Anniversary dinner.

Agriculture broadcaster Orion Samuelson, or “The Big O”, joins John Williams to talk about what first brought him to Chicago from a small farm town in Wisconsin. He shares some of the milestone moments he enjoyed, including the dairy conversation he had with President John F. Kennedy while he was a Senator. This is Orion’s 60th anniversary on WGN Radio and he will retire at the end of the year.

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