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Bill Moyers | The Journal: Anna Deavere Smith | PBS

Duration: 53:39 (Full Program)
Program: Bill Moyers Journal #1330
Broadcast Date: Nov. 13, 2009

While politicians and the media war over "the public option" and "bending the cost curve," acclaimed actress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith gives voice to questions of life and death, sickness and healthcare. Bill Moyers speaks with Smith, whose one-woman play, Let Me Down Easy — nine years and more than 300 interviews in the making — has been applauded for spotlighting the real-life personal stories of people facing illness and mortality. Smith has won two Obie Awards, been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and two Tony Awards and is a recipient of the prized MacArthur Fellowship.

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Post Date: November 16, 2009