Sunday Salon

Sunday Salon – June 18, 2006

In our first hour:

The Political Documentary Film: Politics or Propaganda? From Fahrenheit 9/11 to Supersize Me and Outfoxed to Born into Brothels, there’s been a surge of political documentaries hitting theaters and DVD players across America. Why? And what makes a good one? A discussion
about the process, history, purpose, and influence of the documentary.

Joining us:

  • Robert Brent Toplin, film historian & professor, author of "Michael Moore’s
    Fahrenheit 9/11: How One Film Divided a Nation" (University of Kansas
    Press)
  • Carrie Lozano, director of the new film "Reporter Zero" and producer of "The Weather Underground"
  • Eugene Jarecki, filmmaker, "Why We Fight"

And in our second hour:

Robert Meeropol, son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 after being convicted of espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union, will appear in the Bay Area this week. We’ll speak with him and his daughter, Center for Constitutional Rights Attorney, Rachel Meeropol. Robert Meeropol is the author of the memoir, "An Execution in the Family: One Son’s Journey" (St. Martin’s), and the Executive Director of the Rosenberg Fund
for Children
.

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