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Former MAS*H star Mike Farrell on the spirit of America. The actor recounts his cross-country travels in a Prius and the conversations he had with activists, friends, and family to promote social justice in every neighborhood.
- Mike Farrell an actor best known for his roles on the TV series "MASH" and "Providence," he's also a writer, director, and producer; co-chair emeritus of Human Rights Watch in Southern California; spokesperson for Concern America; co-founder of Artists United to Win without War; and president of Death Penalty Focus.
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