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Friday Nite Videos | September 11, 2020

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Trump and Fox News Double Down on COVID Cover-Up Defense. Babylon | Los Pinguos. Woke | Trailer • A Hulu Original. Bruce Springsteen | Letter To You. Why Masks Work BETTER Than You'd Think.

Woke | Trailer • A Hulu Original

Woke follows Keef, an African-American cartoonist on the verge of mainstream success, when an unexpected incident changes everything. Keef seeks to navigate new voices and ideas without setting aflame everything he’s built.

Friday Nite Videos | August 28, 2020

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Kenny Smith Walks Off the Inside Set. Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Link to Trump. Ramy Youssef - Shattering Muslim Stereotypes on TV. Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (Movie). Deadly Sins and Cardinal Virtues: A Voter Checklist.

How White Crime Writers Justified Police Brutality

John Fram New York Times
We don't need any more novels or TV shows about cops who do the wrong thing for the "right" reason. Early crime fiction, to its credit, often viewed law enforcement with skepticism. This started to change in the 1950s.

How We Got to Sesame Street

Jill Lepore The New Yorker
The show was created to put kids’ screen time to good use. Half a century later, how is it holding up?

Plots Against America?: Jim Crow Was Homegrown Fascism

Guy Lancaster History News Network
The HBO miniseries adaptation of Philip Roth's novel The Plot Against America is an opportunity for historians and the public to think about the relationship of Jim Crow to fascism
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