'Homeland' Stars Torture And Terrorism, But Truth?
October 1, 2011
Homeland premieres Sunday on Showtime. The 13-week drama is a psychological thriller that centers on a CIA officer, played by Claire Danes, who is convinced there is an al-Qaida conspiracy to use a former American POW in a plot against the United States. NPR's counter-terrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston has screened the first three episodes of the show and speaks to host Scott Simon about its depiction of terrorism today.
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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