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Why this is the moment for a sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Clip: 09/09/2019 | 7m 45s

“The Testaments" is the greatly anticipated sequel to Margaret Atwood’s hit dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Though it’s fiction, Atwood says she doesn't "put anything in that doesn’t have a precedent in human history.” Jeffrey Brown spoke with Atwood recently about how the current American political moment affected her decision to write the sequel, more than 30 years after “Handmaid.”

Aired: 09/09/19

Rating: NR

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