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Examining Salman Rushdie's lifelong fight for free speech

Clip: 08/15/2022 | 5m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

Three days after being repeatedly stabbed onstage as he was preparing to give a lecture, author Salman Rushdie is recovering while the man accused of attacking him has been charged with attempted murder. Ayad Akhtar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist and president of PEN America, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss Rushdie's life, work and the wider impact of the attack against him.

Aired: 08/15/22

Rating: NR

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