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The Misrepresentation of Chol Soo Lee

Clip: Season 24 Episode 12 | 5m 34s  | Video has closed captioning.

Remember 1989’s True Believer, starring James Woods and Robert Downey, Jr.? Was it a prime example of Hollywood’s White Savior Complex? Dolly Li examines how the flick centered a white lawyer in a story based on Chol Soo Lee’s arrest. Stream Free Chol Soo Lee now on YouTube or the PBS App.

Aired: 05/01/23

Rating: NR

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