Michael Harriot

Staff writer at the Root

Staff Writer at the Root

Michael Harriot on KCRW

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?”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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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A new book documents how New York Times reporters broke the story of Harvey Weinstein.

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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