This week on Up Close, the impact of the American experience on religion and Jews, from several perspectives.
First, New York Times bestseller Jeff Sharlet discusses his anthology Radiant Truths: Essential Dispatches, Reports, Confessions, and Other Essays on American Belief and the unique ways in which Americans talk about religion.
Then, cartoonist Liana Finck talks about her inspiration for her contemporary, graphic explorations of letters sent to the Yiddish Forward in her new graphic novel A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York.
Finally, humorist Michael Malice, a Jew who fled the soviet Union, shares his experiences traveling in North Korea and why he chose to shed light on the plight of North Koreans via satire in his new book, Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il.
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