The critically-acclaimed Broadway hit “To Kill a Mockingbird” is nominated for nine Tony Awards. Playwright Aaron Sorkin and actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, who plays Tom Robinson, join Errol for a powerful conversation about their efforts and challenges to reimagine Harper Lee’s beloved novel about racial injustice set in 1930s Alabama. And they talk about the importance of opening the Shubert Theatre’s doors to New York City public school students.
Sorkin, who is behind “A Few Good Men,” “The Social Network” and the hit TV show “The West Wing,” discusses his writing process and touches on the Trump presidency. And Akinnagbe talks about his role as Chris Partlow on the series “The Wire” and his social activism clothing brand, Liberated People, which raises funds for the Trayvon Martin Foundation.
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NY1’s Errol Louis has been interviewing powerful politicians and cultural icons for years, but it’s when the TV cameras are turned off that things really get interesting. From career highlights, to personal moments, to stories that have never been told, join Errol each week for intimate conversations with the people who are shaping the future of New York and beyond. Listen to "You Decide with Errol Louis" every Wednesday, wherever you listen to podcasts.
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