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Author Philip Roth on 'The Plot Against America,' now on HBO

Clip: 03/17/2020 | 5m 6s Video has closed captioning.

A new HBO series based on Philip Roth's novel “The Plot Against America" reimagines another period of national trauma, but with a fictive twist. In his world, Roth has national hero and aviator Charles Lindbergh winning the 1940 presidential election amidst anti-Semitic activity. Jeffrey Brown spoke with Roth when the book was published in 2004, and we share an excerpt.

Aired: 03/17/20

Rating: NR

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