Best Of: Ava DuVernay / Bill Hader Filmmaker Ava DuVernay's Netflix series 'When They See Us' tells the story of how five black and brown boys, known as the Central Park Five, were manipulated into confessing to a brutal rape they did not commit. DuVernay focuses on the boys' perspective — and the criminal justice system that failed them.

Ken Tucker reviews Willie Nelson's new album 'Ride Me Back Home.'

Bill Hader, who became famous as a writer and performer on 'Saturday Night Live,' now stars in the HBO series 'Barry.' Hader speaks with Terry Gross about writing the series with Alec Berg and struggling with severe anxiety while on 'SNL.'
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Best Of: Ava DuVernay / Bill Hader

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Best Of: Ava DuVernay / Bill Hader

Best Of: Ava DuVernay / Bill Hader

Best Of: Ava DuVernay / Bill Hader

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Filmmaker Ava DuVernay's Netflix series 'When They See Us' tells the story of how five black and brown boys, known as the Central Park Five, were manipulated into confessing to a brutal rape they did not commit. DuVernay focuses on the boys' perspective — and the criminal justice system that failed them.

Ken Tucker reviews Willie Nelson's new album 'Ride Me Back Home.'

Bill Hader, who became famous as a writer and performer on 'Saturday Night Live,' now stars in the HBO series 'Barry.' Hader speaks with Terry Gross about writing the series with Alec Berg and struggling with severe anxiety while on 'SNL.'