KPFK producers Helene Rosenbluth and Claudia Fonda-Bonardi host Becky Bailin of the Los Angeles Jewish Feminist Coalition. The three discuss the controversy over NBC's decision to cast Vanessa Redgrave as a concentration camp survivor Fania Fénelon in the film Playing for Time. Redgrave's outspoken opposition to the state of Israel, and her equally outspoken support of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), have led Jews, including the real-life counterpart of the woman she will play in the movie, to protest her casting in the role. A variety of views are expressed, with compelling phone calls from radio listeners.
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