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'Atlanta' Is Must-See TV For The Socially Aware

Donald Glover, a cast member in the television series "Atlanta," arrives at the FX Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Donald Glover, a cast member in the television series "Atlanta," arrives at the FX Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

At just 33 years old, Donald Glover has achieved quite the resume as a comedian: a regular on NBC’s popular show “Community,” and a Grammy-nominated musician under the stage name Childish Gambino.

His most recent success is creating and starring in a new comedy “Atlanta” on FX.

NPR’s Eric Deggans talks with Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about how “Atlanta” discusses the concept of being black in America while also examining other class and gender divides.

Here’s more:

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Guest

Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic. He tweets @Deggans.

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