Studio 360

A Movie Hallmark, and Hallmark Movies

John Ford’s problematic masterpiece The Searchers and an inexplicable love for Hallmark Christmas movies.

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An American Icons segment about The Searchers, John Ford’s problematic masterpiece featuring John Wayne. Kurt Andersen talks with Carol Stabile about an aspect of the Red Scare that’s received scant attention: the 41 women who were blacklisted from radio and television. And how Mariame Kaba, a prison activist who’s black and Muslim, falls hard for something very white and very Christian: Hallmark Christmas movies.

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Correction, Dec. 20, 2018: Due to a production error, an earlier version of this show page had incorrect audio. It has been fixed.