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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Judge Juan Guzman supported General Augusto Pinochet in the 1973 coup in Chile that left thousands dead or disappeared. He joins us on Underreported to tell us what led him to change his mind about the General, and to confront his own role in Chile's tragedy. Also, actor Elliott Gould on why Time magazine labeled him "Star for an Uptight Age." We hear about the history of India's Jewish community. But first: Randy Newman performs live!

Guests:

Elliott Gould, Judge Juan Guzman and Randy Newman

Randy Newman’s “Harps and Angels”

Academy Award-winning songwriter, composer, singer, pianist Randy Newman performs live in our studios! His first album of new music in nine years is “Harps and Angels.”

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Randy Newman will be performing at Carnegie Hall
Friday, September 19, 2008 at 8 PM
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Elliott Gould: Star for an Uptight Age

When Elliott Gould became a full-fledged movie star in 1970 with the release of “M*A*S*H,” Time magazine christened him “Star for an Uptight Age.” Now the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is hosting a retrospective of Gould’s films; it’s called "Elliott Gould: Star for an Uptight Age." It ...

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Rediscovering India’s Jews

Sadia Shepard was raised a Muslim, so she was surprised to learn that her grandmother had actually been born Jewish as a member of India’s small Bene Israel community of Jews. In her new book, The Girl from Foreign, she writes about her journey to India to ...

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Underreported: Coming to Terms with Pinochet

Judge Juan Guzmán had supported General Augusto Pinochet’s 1973 coup that toppled democratically-elected President Salvador Allende and left thousands of others dead or disappeared. But when in 1998 Judge Guzman was assigned the first criminal cases against Pinochet, what he learned about the past changed his mind about the General, ...

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