'Citizen Ashe' documentary; McCarthy-era comic opera

'Citizen Ashe' documentary; McCarthy-era comic opera

By NPR

Here & Now Anytime

Tuesday, 21 June

The new documentary "Citizen Ashe" tells the story of the life and activism of tennis great Arthur Ashe. Ashe's brother, Johnnie joins us. And, the 1956 comic opera "Candide" by Leonard Bernstein, inspired by Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist hearings in 1954, reflects the "undercurrent of pushing ahead in spite of everything." Classical music critic Fran Hoepfner joins us.
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