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My Conversation With Actor Jeffrey Wright on Catching Fire, Washington Redskins and Political Correctness

Posted: 11/20/2013 3:06 pm

Tonight on PBS, I sit down with critically acclaimed actor, and winner of Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy and AFI awards, Jeffrey Wright. In addition to his latest roles in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Boardwalk Empire, he talks about his distinguished career and process for choosing roles.

Wright also discusses his beloved Washington Redskins and the debate over the team's name. In the clip below, he explains why he believes the name doesn't necessarily have to be seen through the lens of a white racist aesthetic.

For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley tonight on PBS. Check out our website for your local TV listings: www.pbs.org/tavis. After the show, tweet me @TavisSmiley #JeffreyWright and let me know what you thought about our conversation.

 

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