Documentary 'The Problem With Apu' Takes Deeper Look At 'The Simpsons' Character09:44
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This image released by truTV shows Hari Kondabolu, a comedian who stars in the documentary, "The Problem with Apu," airing on truTV on Nov. 19. (truTV via AP)
This image released by truTV shows Hari Kondabolu, a comedian who stars in the documentary, "The Problem with Apu," airing on truTV on Nov. 19. (truTV via AP)
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On "The Simpsons," Apu is the penny-pinching owner of the Kwik-E-Mart. He's been a fixture on the show since 1990. But a new documentary is asking the question, is the character racist?

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans (@Deggans).

This segment aired on November 17, 2017.

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