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Was 2012 the Best Year for Documentaries?
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Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A look at the Oscar-nominated docs and other political movies, and more on the hacktivist collective Anonymouscom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: A look at the Oscar-nominated docs and other political movies, and more on the hacktivist collective Anonymous.

Oscars 2013: Watch Michelle Obama Announce 'Argo' as Best Picture

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Sunday night's Academy Awards had a very special guest on hand: Michelle Obama. The first lady, dressed in a silvery, shimmery evening gown by designer Naeem Khan, made a surprise live appearance from the Diplomatic Room of the White House at the end of the Oscars to help Jack Nicholson hand out the evening's final and biggest award, best picture.

'Left, Right & Center': Sequester Madness, Republicans Love Obamacare?

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Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists ask: Will sequester madness lead to across the board budget cuts? If you're not pro-universal health care, then are you pro-euthanasia? And at the Oscars, should it be "Zero Dark Thirty," "Silver Linings Playbook" or "Argo"?

Oscars 2013: What the Best Picture Nominees Say About America
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If an extraterrestrial landed on Earth, "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" each would be an excellent introduction to the American character. In the aggregate, they make up a composite portrait of the country. "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" all struggle with social or political issues, making up a composite portrait of the country.

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