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This edition: The Importance of The Green Book with Brent Staples

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 20, 2019.

First aired: February 25, 2019.

The movie Green Book has gotten an awful lot of attention. It’s based, more or less loosely, on a real episode that occurred in the Jim Crow South. The Green Book of the title was a real and important publication that shared valuable tips for black travelers to navigate their way safely through unfamiliar parts of the country. Bob’s guest, Brent Staples, made that publication the focus of an editorial in the New York Times, and he talks about just how strong of a need there was for ‘The Negro Motorist Green-Book,’ all over the country, and not just the Jim Crow South.

Guest List

Brent Staples Editorial Writer, The New York Times