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Friday Nite Videos | February 16, 2024

Jordan Klepper in South Carolina. One Piece at a Time (Johnny Cash / Song Parody). The Greatest Misinformation Campaign in History. PSA: “This Is F***ed Up” | Fani Willis Is Not On Trial. Why Do Amazonian People Have Some Australasian DNA?

The Man in Black Goes to Folsom

Nicole Coleson Socialist Worker
On the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's concerts behind prison walls, later released as At Folsom Prison, Nicole Colson looks at how Cash gave voice to the voiceless.

Friday Nite Videos -- September 26, 2014

The Redskins' Name -- Catching Racism. Johnny Cash -- Hurt. Forward 13: Waking Up the American Dream. Emma Watson at United Nations: This Is Feminism. John Oliver: Miss America Pageant.

Johnny Cash -- Hurt

Johnny Cash at his most reflective, ambiguous and soulful, performing Trent Reznor's (Nine Inch Nails) Hurt.

It Takes a Worried Man

Even if you wake up with shackles on your feet, you can sing a song of hope. Pete Seeger and Johnny Cash sing The Worried Man Blues, live in Nashville, 1970. More Pete Seeger tribute here.

Friday Nite Videos -- Songs of Immigration -- July 12, 2013

Who defines the Dream, as the Dreamers movement implicitly asserts, matters a great deal. In fact, it defines the nation. Here are 10 songs of immigration and identity: Crash at Los Gatos (Deportee). Ice El Hielo. Jamaica Farewell. Across the Borderline. Follow the Drinking Gourd. No Irish Need Apply. Rumania, Rumania. America (West Side Story). Where Is the Love? Ballad for Americans.

Johnny Cash -- Deportee

Lyrics by folk trailblazer Woody Guthrie, and set to music by Martin Hoffman, in honor of 28 Mexican nationals who died in a plane crash while being flown back to Mexico. They were buried in an unmarked grave, their names unknown until 65 years later, when a remarkable piece of detective work brought them to light. This performance is by The Highwaymen -- Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson. For more Songs of Immigration, Deportation and Identity, go here.
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