Should Sony Have Cancelled Its Release of 'The Interview'?

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Sony Pictures Entertainment cancelled the release of its film "The Interview," a comedy centered on an assassination plot against the leader of North Korea. The announcement came in the wake of cyberattacks on the company and amid threats of attacks on theaters showing the film. Federal investigators believe North Korea is behind the hack, and are weighing how to respond. We look at the political and cultural implications of Sony's decision.


Ted Johnson, senior editor for Variety and host of the Sirius XM program "Pop Politics"

David Auerbach, tech columnist for Slate magazine and a former software engineer for Google