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Monday, October 20, 2008

Freedom of speech was central in some of the earliest human rights documents, like the Magna Carta. We speak with three people who have dedicated themselves to defending and celebrating free speech. Also: a new novel about clashing cultures in post-9/11 Chicago. Photographer Susan Meiselas. Plus, comedian and actor Richard Belzer!

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Richard Belzer and Susan Meiselas

Free Speech Defenders

We talk about censorship – past, present, and future. Journalist Ruth Gruber, entrepreneur Barney Rosset, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Anthony Lewis are all being honored by the National Coalition of Against Censorship on Oct. 21 at its Annual Celebration of Free Speech and Its ...

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Post-9/11 Chicago

Egyptian author Alaa al Aswany’s new novel, Chicago, is about clashing cultures in post-9/11 Chicago.

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Documentary Photography

Photographer and MacArthur fellow Susan Meiselas is best known for her work covering political upheavals in Central America in the 1970s and 80s. The International Center of Photography (ICP) is hosting the first U.S. overview of her work, "Susan Meiselas: In History." It’s on display through January 4, ...

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Richard Belzer Is Not a Cop

Actor and comedian Richard Belzer plays Det. John Munch on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Now he’s written his debut novel, I Am Not a Cop!, which blends fact and fiction as Belzer tries to solve the mystery surrounding a friend’s disappearance.

Events: Richard Belzer will ...

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