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Finding a Lower Key for the National Anthem

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Ed Siegel of Solana Beach, Calif. He's on a mission to get the nation to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a lower, more people-friendly key.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.