NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t

Polish writer Ryszard Kapuscinski died on January 23, 2007, at the age of 74. As a foreign correspondent,idiamindrawing.jpg Kapuscinski covered coups and revolutions in the developing world for forty years. Many of his articles appeared in a series of books that made him famous: The Soccer War, Another Day of Life, and Shah of Shahs. This interview originally aired in 1988. PLUS, Actor Forest Whitaker has been nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland. Whitaker played jazz musician Charlie Parker in Bird, a British soldier kidnapped by the IRA in The Crying Game and an internal affairs detective on the FOX TV show The Shield.

Does Britain still need the monarchy? Critics say the Royal family costs Taxpayers too much money, and the age of hereditary based leadership Is antiquated. We’ll hear from GRAHAM SMITH, campaign manager for The Republic, a British organization calling for the end of the monarchy. And we’ll hear from HILARY BRUGGEN FORDWICH, a British ex-pat now living in the U.S. who says the Monarchy remains an essential part of British identity. Bruggen Fordwich is a past president of the British American Business Association in Washington D.C. Listen to this story...

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