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Actor Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

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Denzel Washington: The Fresh Air interview

Washington was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He spoke to Fresh Air in 2008, about the film The Great Debaters, which he directed and starred in.

Interview

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20:44

'Flight' Takes On Questions Of Accountability.

The Robert Zemeckis film, out now on DVD, stars Denzel Washington as a pilot with a secret substance-abuse problem who successfully crash-lands an airplane while high on drugs and alcohol. He must then ask himself tough questions about whether his heroism is undermined by his addiction.

This interview was originally broadcast on Nov. 29, 2012. This interview features highlights from the original.

Interview
42:58

'Flight' Takes On Questions Of Accountability.

The Robert Zemeckis film, out now on DVD, stars Denzel Washington as a pilot with a secret substance-abuse problem who successfully crash-lands an airplane while high on drugs and alcohol. He must then ask himself tough questions about whether his heroism is undermined by his addiction.

Interview

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