Thursday, May 20, 1999

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  • NATO Bombs a Hospital in Belgrade

    NATO yesterday bombed a hospital and damaged the Swedish ambassador’s home in Belgrade in its heaviest air attack in weeks. Doctors said that three people were killed when a missile slammed into the hospital.

  • Voices of Former U.S. Slaves

    As the media look back at millennial specials, Democracy Now! takes a look back at what really helped shape this country for good or for bad. In this case, certainly for bad, Democracy Now! examines the issue of slavery.

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    Alison Bechdel’s "Fun Home": The Coming-Out Memoir That Became a Hit Broadway Musical
    In a Democracy Now! special, we look at the acclaimed Broadway musical "Fun Home," which swept the Tony Awards last month. Composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist Lisa Kron made history as the first female duo to win a Tony Award for Best Original Score. "Fun Home" is also the first-ever Broadway musical to feature a lesbian protagonist. The musical is based on the 2006 best-selling graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic." The memoir is a poignant exploration of family, memory, first love,...