Sunday, December 13, 2009

Stars Read Documents Of The People's History On The History Channel Sunday

The People's History Of The United States by Howard Zinn has long been the preferred alt history book of our time. The dramatic readings by major stars which will run on History Channel on Sunday is reviewed by Mary McNamara of The Los Angeles Times.
Democracy is not a political theory, it's a political activity.

"That is the leitmotif of “The People Speak,” a series of dramatic readings from inspiring historical documents that airs on the History Channel on Sunday night. Based on Howard Zinn's revisionist "A People's History of the United States," "The People Speak" employs the talents of Hollywood heavy hitters, including Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Marisa Tomei, Don Cheadle, Josh Brolin, Sandra Oh, Viggo Mortensen, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, and provides a striking, exhilarating and at times horrifying reminder of not just our indomitable ability to change but also this country's collective history of oppression"

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