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Bob Herbert's Op-Ed.TV: Pamela Newkirk on the Life of Ota Benga

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Published on Jul 2, 2015

Journalist Pamela Newkirk joins Bob Herbert to shed some light on a piece of history that is little known throughout New York City and the country. Newkirk is the author of the new book "Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga," which tells the heartbreaking story of a young man from the Congo who was captured and placed on display in a cage at The Bronx Zoo in the early 20th century. (Taped 06-24-15)

Bob Herbert's Op-Ed.TV is a weekly half-hour program featuring interviews with significant men and women from a variety of fields: officeholders and activists, economists, labor leaders, writers and artists. Herbert, a longtime journalist and former columnist for The New York Times, takes a close look each week at a compelling contemporary issue. He elicits personal stories and insights into the character of each guest, revealing not just what they believe about a particular issue, but why they believe it.

Watch more at http://www.cuny.tv/show/opedtv

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