Rebirth Of The Romantic Comedy?, Trump Expands Travel Ban

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Protesters hold signs and march in front of the State Capitol across the street from the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., Monday, May 8, 2017. AP Photo/Steve Helber

A film expert discusses the life cycle of the romantic comedy, including the success of recent movies such as “Crazy Rich Asians.” And we take a closer look at the most recent iteration of federal travel restrictions that include several African nations.

Featured in this Show

  • Has The Rom-Com Been 'Reborn' Or Has It Never Gone Away?

    After the success of the movie “Crazy Rich Asians,” some people have said the romantic comedy is having a comeback. We talk to a film scholar who says the rom-com never really went away, but it has been changing a lot since the 1980s and ’90s.

  • A Look At Trump's Expanded Travel Ban

    President Donald Trump recently added six more countries, including Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, to his travel ban. We look at why the ban is being expanded and the debate over the policy.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Katherine Morrissey Guest
  • Hiroshi Motomura Guest

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