Science fiction writer Octavia Butler created expansive and imaginary new worlds in her work despite living a life constrained by poverty. Author Lynell George reflects on Butler's creative process. And, "The Real World" pioneered reality TV and featured raw conversations about issues of the day. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans discusses the season one cast reunion. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's March 4, 2021, full broadcast. You can find more at hereandnow.org — and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or join the conversation on Facebook.
This program aired on March 5, 2021.