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Politics in the Movies

Commentator Elvis Mitchell joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss a recent cinematic trend: movies that take a political stand. The Manchurian Candidate, Farenheit 9-11 and Outfoxed are among them.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.