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Life After Exoneration; "The Americans"' What's Wrong with Fraternities; Hollywood and WWII

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Monday, March 03, 2014

We’ll take a look at assistance for exonerated inmates as they make the transition back to life outside. Noah Emmerich talks about starring in the FX series, "The Americans," which just began its second season. Atlantic contributing editor Caitlin Flanagan discusses the power that college fraternities around the country have. Mark Harris describes how World War II was shaped by Hollywood and how the war changed the film industry in general, and five directors in particular.

Helping the Exonerated Cope After Release

Unlike parolees, there’s no help available for people falsely convicted of crimes as they make the transition out of prison. As one former inmate says, "You’re released with nothing."

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Noah Emmerich on Playing FBI agent Stan Beeman on "The Americans"

Noah Emmerich talks about his role as FBI agent Stan Beeman in the television series “The Americans,” about Soviet spies in the United States during the Reagan administration.

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The Power of Fraternities

Fraternities on college campuses around the country are a driving factor in the rise of sexual assault. Yet, Caitlin Flanagan reports, the lack of regulation and the unsafe facilities under which fraternities function leave universities powerless to address problems.

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Hollywood and World War II

Legendary directors John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens played major roles in World War II. We'll find out how their time in the armed services changed Hollywood, and how Hollywood, in turn, influenced the war.

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Guest Picks: Mark Harris

Mark Harris was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, talking about Hollywood shaped World War II and vice versa. He also told us what about his perfect meal of comfort food.   

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Guest Picks: Noah Emmerich

Noah Emmerich was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his role as FBI agent Stan Beeman on the FX series, The Americans. He also told us about his favorite piece of music. Ever.

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