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America's Fascination with Murder.

Amherst College professor Austin Sarat, a Ph.D. in political science with a law degree from Yale University, is teaching a course on Murder which is the most popular in the school's history--with one fifth of the entire student body enrolled. It breaks the record of a course on Human Sexuality offered in the 70's. The syllabus includes selections from literature, film, and television like "Crime and Punishment," and "Macbeth," as well as "Pulp Fiction," and "Psycho." (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)


Other segments from the episode on March 14, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 14, 1996: Interview with Austin Sarat; Interview with James Park Morton; Commentary on the chess match between Garry Kasparov and a computer program.


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