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Roger Guenveur Smith is my special guest on "Here's A Thought with Charles Shaughnessy" September 18, 2014 on TradioV

One of the best shows I have ever seen of live theatre was when I saw actor, writer, director, Roger Guenveur Smith do his one man show called "Frederick Douglass Now" at the Bootleg Theatre here in Los Angeles. 

KCRW said about the show "If there is no struggle, then there is no progress." Actor/writer/directorRoger Guenveur Smithechoes those famous words, from abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, in his one man showFrederick Douglass, Guenveur Smith has created one man performance pieces that embody that struggle, whether about Douglass, Rodney King, or Huey P. Newton. They may be characters from the past, but through Guenveur Smith's interpretation and original narratives, their words ring just as true today as they did over a hundred years ago, compelling audiences to ask, "Has anything truly changed?" Click on the photo to be taken to a  clip from Mr. Smith's website from the show "Frederick Douglass Now". 



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