PBS NewsHour

Opera depicting a modern tragedy sparks protest

Clip: 10/20/2014 | 6m 26s

An opera slated to open at the Met in New York has stirred very strong feelings beyond the arts community. "The Death of Klinghoffer" is based on a real and recent tragedy: the hijacking of an Italian cruise ship and the murder of a disabled Jewish-American passenger in 1985. Jeffrey Brown examines the criticism that the production glorifies terrorism.

Aired: 10/20/14

Rating: NR

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