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This edition: Anna Deavere Smith

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 18, 2004.

Playwright, director, actress Anna Deavere Smith discusses her “testimony plays,” a genre she created and won awards for with Fires in the Mirror and Twilight Los Angeles 1992, and how theatre can make up for “the deficits of journalism,” particularly regarding race.

Guest List

Anna Deavere Smith Writer/Actrees

Linda Winer Critic, Newsday