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Regina King: 'Beale Street' a reminder of black resilience

Clip: 02/15/2019 | 6m 32s

Set in New York City in the 1970s, “If Beale Street Could Talk” is the film adaptation of a James Baldwin novel about Tish and Fonny, a devoted young couple almost torn apart by racism and wrongful imprisonment. Jeffrey Brown sits down with actress Regina King to discuss her Oscar-nominated performance as Tish's mother in the film, pledging to work with women and the hardest thing about parenting.

Aired: 02/15/19

Rating: NR

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