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How much can we learn about our society through our TV shows? Can they break the social barrier, or even help catalyze social change? Writer/producer of some of television's most influential programs and characters James Brooks (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Taxi, The Simpsons) considers what relationship onscreen life has to real life in conversation with screenwriter, author and journalist Kurt Andersen.

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