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Michael Harriot

Staff Writer at the Root

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In disguise, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen interviews people and gets them to say some pretty outrageous things. Now he has a new TV show on Showtime called “Who is America?”

Does 'Who is America?' really say something about America?

In disguise, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen interviews people and gets them to say some pretty outrageous things. Now he has a new TV show on Showtime called “Who is America?”

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We talk about why the FX TV show ‘Atlanta’ is so unusual and so good. Donald Glover created the show. Now in its second season, it’s darker, weirder and more violent.

Unapologetic blackness is key to the success of 'Atlanta'

We talk about why the FX TV show ‘Atlanta’ is so unusual and so good. Donald Glover created the show. Now in its second season, it’s darker, weirder and more violent.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to tell the state’s slaves that the Civil War was over.

How Juneteenth became a celebration for the end of slavery

On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to tell the state’s slaves that the Civil War was over.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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