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John Leguizamo Wants To Set The Record Straight

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John Leguizamo has an Emmy nomination for his role as the father of one of the accused Central Park 5 in "When They See Us."
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John Leguizamo has an Emmy nomination for his role as the father of one of the accused Central Park 5 in "When They See Us."

On today's show:

History Lessons On Stage And Screen

(Starts at 7:45) 

John Leguizamo has been many things throughout his career —actor on stage and screen, playwright, filmmaker, stand-up comedian — and this year has been no different. He’s nominated for an Emmy for his supporting role in the Netflix limited series, “When They See Us,” and takes his Tony-nominated solo show, “Latin History for Morons,” on the road this Fall, starting with a run at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Leguizamo talks with John Horn about what it was like to live in New York during the trial of the Central Park Five, how his son was an inspiration for his solo show, and the ways that both projects set the record straight for Black and Latino history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Q2-1AYJCs

Movie Theaters — 2; Netflix — 0

(Starts at 00:45) 

John talks with Anne Thompson about her reporting on the latest battle between Netflix and the major movie theater chains: "Netflix will give Martin Scorsese’s 'The Irishman' a Nov. 1 theatrical release, followed by the Netflix premiere Nov. 27. Anticipation is high for the Oscar contender, but there’s one thing 'The Irishman' can’t do: Convince major theater chains that it’s worth making an exception for its three-month theatrical window ... It seems likely that Netflix will cobble together a network of independent theaters similar to what 'Roma' saw last year."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_2RjQwQGV0 

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