Why 'The Butler' Portrays a Uniquely American History
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Eugene Allen worked as the White House butler for thirty-four years, serving eight presidents. Wil Haygood, author of acclaimed biographies of Sugar Ray Robinson, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Adam Clayton Powell, published a front-page feature on Allen in The Washington Post. Now the story is a movie, directed by Lee Daniels and starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Join Haygood as he discusses Allen and the translation of the written word to film.