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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.


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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