Trial by Fire
The film plods at points, trudging along, and there are a few misguided narrative "devices" tacked on, but still, "Trial by Fire" bristles with anger.
Back in 1984, Roger was interviewed by Terry Gross for "Fresh Air," a relatively new radio program that was, at that early stage, only half an hour long and not yet a staple of NPR's national programming. It's a case of a great interviewer and a great subject. Though the interview is not currently available in Fresh Air's online archives, they graciously agreed to let us put up the complete interview. It's a terrific listen.
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