There has been a lot of talk lately about violence and society. Entertainment industry representatives insist violent entertainment does not make people violent. But television critic Eric Deggans points out: The TV industry is based on commercials, which is based on the idea that at least some people will do what their TV shows tell them to do.
NPR's Melissa Block talks with director Lucy Walker about her documentary The Crash Reel, which follows snowboarder Kevin Pearce from a devastating accident through his rehabilitation from a debilitating brain injury.
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