Remembering Vietnam Veteran & Former Senator Max Cleland

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Remembering Vietnam Veteran & Former Senator Max Cleland

Friday, 12 November

We remember former Georgia senator Max Cleland, the Vietnam War vet and triple amputee who rebuilt his life after the war, but later lost his Senate seat when Republicans, led by Karl Rove, questioned his patriotism. Cleland died Tuesday at the age of 79.

Also, we talk about the battle to keep independent local journalism alive in small-town America. A new PBS documentary profiles 'The Storm Lake Times,' which serves a rural community in northwest Iowa. We hear from the editor, Art Cullen.

Justin Chang reviews 'Belfast,' Kenneth Branagh's autobiographical film, shot in black and white.
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