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Anna Deavere Smith

PBS Airtime: Friday

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

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