To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee died today at 89. We remember her life and work. Then, a political twofer: First, the dirty political history of South Carolina, followed by a look at the dangers of using stock footage in political ads. Next, our regular Friday film roundup includes a new horror film, a Jesse Owens biopic and more. And finally, inside the glamorous lives of Chinese so-called parachute kids.
Harper Lee Dies, Political Ad Bloopers, and Parachute Kids
From this Episode:
Harper Lee Dies
Author Harper Lee died today in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. She was 89 years old. Her famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird , explored racial tensions in the South...
10 min, 33 sec
South Carolina’s Dirty Political Tricks
South Carolina may have a reputation for its genteel, Southern charm … but when it comes to politics, that’s another story. The Palmetto State is also the home state of...
7 min, 45 sec
When Political Ads Go Wrong
Ads are usually part of any respectable campaign of dirty tricks. But sometimes, the ads play dirty tricks on the candidates. For instance, early this year, Marco Rubio was...
8 min, 6 sec
Friday Movie Roundup: ‘The Witch’ and More
We’ve got a pretty intense lineup of movies to talk about this week. We’ve got a horror film about witches in puritan New England, a Jesse Owens biopic and the devastation...
13 min, 3 sec