PRI's The World: 12/13/2013

December 13, 2013

PRI's The World: 12/13/2013

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December 13, 2013

Friday on The World: Palace intrigue in North Korea - we look for meaning in the reported execution of Kim Jon Un's uncle. Also, we ask what the US owes the Pakistani doctor said to have helped in the search of Osama Bin Laden. And Nelson Mandela's remarkable tolerance for people making fun of him.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Mandela's love for humor was on full display when he sat for an interview with 'Evita'

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Nelson Mandela was many many things, among them a lover of humor and satire. He once sat down for a 30-minute TV interview with a man in a dress pretending to be an apartheid-era Afrikaner housewife. Mandela knew that talking to the fictitious Evita Bezuidenhout was going to reach more people than appearing on the nightly news. Satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys was the man behind Evita.

Conflict & Justice

When this Mexican journalist was framed and thrown in prison, he interviewed the inmates

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Journalist Jesús Lemus risked his life to report on Mexico's drug war. But then he was jailed on trumped-up drug trafficking charges, accused of being the head of various cartels. But Lemus saw opportunity behind bars, and interviewed some of Mexico's most famous prisoners. Now free, Lemus has published a book filled with the stories he collected from behind bars.

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