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PBS at the TV Critics Press Tour | Michael Young interview

Michael Young, mediator in the talks that ended apartheid in South Africa, is interviewed by video blogger Zadi Diaz (www.epicfu.com) as part of PBS's coverage of the 2009 Television Critics Association Press Tour (Aug 1-2, 2009). Young is portrayed in October, 2009's MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY "Endgame." http://www.pbs.org/masterpiece A nation teeters on the brink of civil war in this real-life political thriller about the negotiations that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa. Seemingly doomed to failure, the secret talks were held against a backdrop of terrorism, spying, blackmail and escalating unrest. The international cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor (American Gangster , Kinky Boots ) as President Thabo Mbeki; William Hurt (Damages ) as Professor Will Esterhuyse; Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone, Trainspotting ) as British businessman and negotiator Michael Young; Derek Jacobi (Gosford Park ) as Youngs boss; and Clarke Peters (The Wire) as Nelson Mandela.
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