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Fresh from his feud with Trump, Rep. John Lewis gets his closeup in new PBS documentary

Fresh from his feud with Trump, Rep. John Lewis gets his closeup in new PBS documentary

Georgia congressman John Lewis, who made headlines Friday for questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s standing as incoming president, will be the subject of a just-announced new documentary scheduled to air on PBS in February.

As part of the network’s programming for Black History Month, the documentary will look at Lewis’ 50-year history of civil-rights activism. “Get in the Way” will air Feb. 10 and is directed by Kathleen Dowdey, who in 2014 led a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to finance the film.

Representatives from PBS confirmed that the documentary’s premiere date had been set before the recent...

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