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A Nuanced Look at Antisemitism.

Critic-at-Large Laurie Stone previews a 5-hour NBC miniseries on the 1913 hanging of a Jewish factory manager in Atlanta, Georgia following the murder a 13-year-old employee of the factory. The case hinged on racial hatred, in this case the prevailing enmity toward Jews, and Laurie praises the production's exploration of how racial divisions have been exploited for political effect. The miniseries is titled "The Murder of Mary Phagan."

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Other segments from the episode on January 22, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 22, 1988: Interview with Margaret Whiting; Interview with Michael Coomney; Interview with Andrian Cronauer; Review of the television program "The Murder of Mary…

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