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Anna Deavere Smith Discusses "Twilight."

Actress and Stanford Theater Professor, Anna Deavere Smith. She performs solo, multi-casted pieces, the scripts of which are transcripts of interviews with real participants of events. "Fires in the Mirrors" (aired on PBS) gave voice to the many facets of the Crown Heights riots. Her new show is "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992", which condenses 170 interviews Smith conducted herself into a two hour show ranging through the lives of 21 Los Angelenos: Darryl Gates, Reginald Denny, Rodney King's aunt, and a Korean shopkeeper (whose lines are spoken in perfect Korean and translated overhead).

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Other segments from the episode on July 7, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 7, 1993: Interview with Anna Deavere Smith; Interview with Susanna Kaysen; Review of Esther Freud's novel "Peerless Flats."

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