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George Takei Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley interview

20 Aug, 2014

Takei discusses his family’s internment during WWII, his musical Allegiance, a dramatization of that internment, and To Be Takei, a new documentary about his life, in an interview with PBS.

Well, we want them to know about that dark chapter of American history, but what that taught me, that experience and my father’s guidance, taught me is that in our democracy you’ve got to be actively engaged and bring support to those people that cherish the ideals of our democracy. All men are created equal, endowed with an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and to be engaged and support that.