How Well Does Hollywood Portray Your Job?

The Hurt Locker, a film about an explosive ordnance disposal technician in Iraq, took home many big awards.

But since the movie was released, some soldiers have said that the movie doesn't portray them accurately or honestly.

Guests:

Meghan Daum, columnist for the Los Angeles Times

Linda Holmes, writer and editor, NPR's Monkey See blog

Kim Elsesser, research scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

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