Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner: Hollywood and Socialism

Can a socialist choose Hillary over Bernie? Playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner discusses Socialism, Zionism, Hollywood, and the 2016 elections. Tony Kushner has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, two Academy Award nominations, and President Obama presented him with the National Medal of Arts in 2013. Last fall he was entered into the National Theater Hall of Fame - and no wonder; among his plays are "Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," and "The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures." His many screenplays include Steven Spielberg’s "Lincoln" and
"Munich." He has also written or edited several books, including "Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict." Later in the program, Laura visits with a Roma Gallery in Hungary that embraces Hip Hop and bell hooks. All that and a few words from Laura on recent political upheavals in Hungary.

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