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Lin-Manuel Miranda on his first viewing of "West Side Story"

Clip: 10/05/2021 | 1m | Video has closed captioning.

Lin-Manuel Miranda describes discovering Rita Moreno and seeing "West Side Story" for the first time, and realizing it was about Puerto Rican New Yorkers. "It was a gamechanger."

Aired: 10/05/21

Rating: NR

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