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Michael Roemer Discusses His Life and Career.

Filmmaker Michael Roemer. In 1969, Roemer wrote, directed, and co-produced (with Robert Young) a movie called "The Plot Against Harry," about a small-time New York gangster trying to go straight. Now, 20 years later, the film is finally being released, and to huge critical acclaim. Roemer and Young also worked together on a number of documentaries and "Nothing But A Man," a 1964 film about blacks in the South. Since the 60s, Roemer has taught at Yale University and worked on several projects for public television.

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Other segments from the episode on February 17, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 12, 1990: Interviews with Abdullah Ibrahim and Raul Juila ; Interview with Michael Roemer; Review of the television show "The Kennedys of Massachusetts."

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