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From the Archives: The Many Faces of Anna Deavere Smith


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President Barack Obama presents a 2012 National Humanities Medal to Anna Deavere Smith during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 10, 2013.
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President Barack Obama presents a 2012 National Humanities Medal to Anna Deavere Smith during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 10, 2013.

Anna Deavere Smith is a playwright and actress whose transformational one-woman shows have been celebrated for their unique blend of art and journalism. The MacArthur Fellow joins us to discuss a career stretching from TV's "The West Wing" and "Nurse Jackie," to her recently being awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Anna Deavere Smith, actor and playwright; and professor at New York University

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