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The New Controversy Sounding Public Enemy.

Popular music critic Ken Tucker delves into the controversy over the rap group Public Enemy. Public Enemy's first album sold over 800,000 copies and their new song "Fight the Power," (featured in the movie "Do the Right Thing") is climbing the charts. The band however, recently fired its so-called "minister of information," Richard Griffen, for making anti-Semitic statements. In the ensuing political storm, Public Enemy has disbanded for an indefinite period of time.

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Other segments from the episode on July 7, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 7, 1989: Interview with May Sarton; Commentary on Public Enemy; Interview with Chris Burden; Review of recent comedy shows by black women.

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