Live In New Haven: The Nose Previews The Oscars

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So what kind of Oscar year is this? One in which two best picture nominees have been criticized by members of Congress for their inaccuracies. The dust-up between Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney and screenwriter Tony Kushner is the more benign. Courtney asked director Stephen Spielberg to re-edit the film before it goes to DVD. He's concerned that classroom use of the film will pass along an untruth -- that two members of the Connecticut delegation voted against ratification of the 13th Amendment. Kushner, a mensch in my personal experience, has been surprisingly testy.

The controversy over "Zero Dark Thirty" is, well, darker. The film leaves the impression that torture was helpful in locating Osama Bin Laden.  You know, thanks to torutre, it only took ten years! You'll hear more as we tackle the Oscars, live from New Haven, on today's show.
 
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