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INDEPENDENT LENS: Adjust Your Color: The Truth Of Petey Greene

Airs Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: America's original shock-jock, Petey Greene

NPR: Speech by and interview with Petey Greene

In this segment from NPR, hear Petey Greene in his own words and then listen in on a discussion with Don Cheadle, star, and Kasi Lemmons, director, of "Talk to Me," the 2007 feature biopic about Petey Greene. Get links to a speech by and interview with Greene, as well as an NPR film review.

America's original shock-jock, Petey Greene overcame poverty, drug addiction and prison time to "tell it like it is," shocking and entertaining everyone from the ghetto to the White House.

Narrated by Don Cheadle, "Adjust Your Color" looks at how his explosive language and brash style unsettled the establishment as he battled both the system and his own demons on a journey to becoming a leading activist during some of the most tumultuous years in recent history. By Loren Mendell.

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Preview: Independent Lens: Adjust Your Color

Above: America's original shock-jock, Petey Greene overcame poverty, drug addiction and prison time to "tell it like it is," shocking and entertaining everyone from the ghetto to the White House. Narrated by Don Cheadle, "Adjust Your Color" looks at how his explosive language and brash style unsettled the establishment as he battled both the system and his own demons on a journey to becoming a leading activist during some of the most tumultuous years in recent history. By Loren Mendell.