Jimmy Breslin - May 17, 1986: Journalist Jimmy Breslin hosts, with a special guest performance by Sam Kinison. Sketches include 'Midday with Jennifer Hicks,' 'The Pat Stevens Show,' and 'A Message From Jody Hagler.' watch
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Jimmy Breslin and other New Yorkers reminisce about the city's once-popular fight clubs where members of rival ethnic groups and neighborhoods regularly clashed in the ring. Most of the sites where those fights were staged were torn down years ago. But the memories endure. A nostalgic look back at a slice of New York City life that has all but disappeared.
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe -- William Kunstler was one of the most famous lawyers of the 20th century. The New York Times called him 'the most hated and most loved lawyer in America.' His clients included Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Phillip and Daniel Berrigan, Abbie Hoffman, H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Leonard Peltier. In Disturbing the Universe: Radical Lawyer William Kunstler, filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore their father's life, from middle-class family man, to movement lawyer, to 'the most hated lawyer in America.'
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In William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late radical civil rights lawyer. In the 1960s and '70s, William Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the famed "Chicago 8" activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer. To his daughters, it seemed that he was at the center of everything important that had ever happened. But when they were growing up, Kunstler represented some of the most reviled members of society, including rapists and assassins. This powerful film not only recounts the historic causes that Kunstler fought for; it also reveals a man that even his own daughters did not always understand, a man who risked public outrage and the safety of his family so that justice could serve all.
Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late radical civil rights lawyer. Following Kunstler from his early civil rights activism and representation of the "Chicago 8" to later controversial cases defending rapists and assa
It didn't get any hotter than the summer of 1977 in New York City. As temperatures soared well into the hundreds for endless days, the city was seared by its own heat, sweat and energy. With the unrelenting swelter, things started to change in the city and it made everybody a little tense and crazy. Looters poured into the streets as a blackout plunged New York into darkness and fear; a mysterious psychopath began gunning down strangers in the night at random. With trademark virtuosity, filmmaker Spike Lee goes into the throbbing heart of the Bronx during this unbelievable summer to paint a portrait that is both intimate and panoramic. John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino and Jennifer Esposito lead an ensemble cast in "Summer of Sam," which chronicles how Son of Sam's plague of terror disintegrated a neighborhood, turned friends against each other and transformed trust into dread. The summer of 1977 turned into the SUMMER OF SAM.
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Jimmy Breslin - May 17, 1986: Journalist Jimmy Breslin hosts, with a special guest performance by Sam Kinison. Sketches include 'Midday with Jennifer Hicks,' 'The Pat Stevens Show,' and 'A Message From Jody Hagler.'
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