Fresh Air Weekend: 'Crown' Creator; New Anthology Shows; Recalling School Integration

Jan 20, 2018
Originally published on January 20, 2018 11:01 am

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

'The Crown' Creator Sees Britain's Royals As 'Just A Regular Family': In his Netflix series, Peter Morgan explores the shame, regret and "misdemeanors of the past" that haunt the House of Windsor.

'Black Mirror' And 'Electric Dreams' Prove It: The Anthology Show Is Back: Critic David Bianculli says both shows are part of the revival of a TV genre that's been dormant for too long. "The beauty of the anthology series is that anything could happen," he says.

'They Didn't Want Me There': Remembering The Terror Of School Integration: In 1957, three years after the Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional, Melba Pattillo Beals was one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

'The Crown' Creator Sees Britain's Royals As 'Just A Regular Family'

'Black Mirror' And 'Electric Dreams' Prove It: The Anthology Show Is Back

'They Didn't Want Me There': Remembering The Terror Of School Integration

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