Elevating Black Films And Filmmakers, Washington News

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We discuss the contributions of Black filmmakers with a film historian, as well as how the industry can make more room for people of color to participate and succeed. Then we check in on several top stories in national politics including the fight to rapidly replace the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Featured in this Show

  • Black Movie Makers Have Pushed Boundaries From The Beginning Of Film

    From the earliest years of motion pictures, Black directors were finding innovative ways to tell their stories. A film historian joins us to talk about some of their contributions, the ways Hollywood excluded Black talent, and how the industry could provide more opportunities today.

  • This Week In Washington: September 23, 2020

    We talk with a White House reporter about top stories in national politics, including the latest on a Republican push to confirm a new U.S. Supreme Court justice before the general election.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Artel Great Guest
  • Seung Min Kim Guest

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