Season 1, Episode 2 Poetic License

First Aired: December 7, 2004

Mario Van Peebles' documentary “Poetic License” looks at the controversy surrounding work by political activist and poet Amiri Baraka, including a poem called “Somebody Blew Up America” that was written after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The poem was criticized by some for containing content that seemed to be anti-Semitic.

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  • Premiered: December 7, 2004
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  • Premise: A four-part series of documentaries by various directors examine First Amendment issues. (more)

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