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Is Spotlight Hindering Charlie Sheen's Addiction Recovery?

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Is Spotlight Hindering Charlie Sheen's Addiction Recovery?

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Is Spotlight Hindering Charlie Sheen's Addiction Recovery?

Is Spotlight Hindering Charlie Sheen's Addiction Recovery?

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Actor Charlie Sheen has been making headlines lately for a series of angry appearances on various radio and TV outlets. The star of the country's most popular TV sitcom, Two and a Half Men, has been slamming CBS after its decision to cancel the series' current season.

Sheen's recent interviews with ABC and NBC News raise questions about his drug and alcohol abuse issues as well as what role the media frenzy is playing in his recovery.

Host Michel Martin speaks with two veteran journalists who have had personal battles with drug addiction: Washington Post reporter Ruben Castaneda and Patrice Gaines, author of "From Colored Girl to Woman of Color: A Journey from Prison to Power."

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