The Butler

September 9, 2013
The Butler

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

September 9, 2013 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a discussion of Lee Daniels' The Butler -- considering the various accolades and critiques of its storyline -- and an analysis of representations of African Americans in film in general.
August 28, 2013
Wil Haygood

Wil Haygood On The Butler

August 28, 2013 - Segment 4 - We are joined by author Wil Haygood, Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, who wrote the 2008 Washington Post article that inspired the film Lee Daniels' The Butler: "A Butler Well Served by This Election."
August 20, 2013
OPRAH WINFREY and FOREST WHITAKER star in THE BUTLER

Film & Culture: Lee Daniel’s The Butler

August 20, 2013 - Hour 1 - Lee Daniel's The Butler opened in theatres across the country this past weekend. We begin the show with a discussion of this film -- considering the various accolades and critiques of its storyline -- and an analysis of representations of African Americans in film in general.