Anna Deavere Smith

Wednesday, 11 November 2009 10:02 By Bill Moyers and Bill Moyers Journal, t r u t h o u t | Programming Note | name.

Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere Smith. (Photo: cliff1066™ / flickr)

PBS Airtime: Friday, November 13, 2009, at 9:00 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings here).

While politicians and the media war over "the public option" and "bending the cost curve," acclaimed actress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith gives voice to questions of life and death, sickness and health care. Bill Moyers speaks with Smith, whose one-woman play, "Let Me Down Easy" - nine years and more than 300 interviews in the making - has been applauded for spotlighting the real-life personal stories of people facing illness and mortality. Anna Deavere Smith has won two Obie Awards, been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and two Tony Awards, and is a recipient of the prized MacArthur Fellowship.

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