Marlee Matlin

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3 Jun, 2014

Tavis Smiley interview

Interview

Via an ASL interpreter, Matlin discusses her career and role in the series, Switched at Birth, in this interview for PBS.

I grew up watching television with my family, not understanding what was going on, not understanding what was being said, and my parents and my brothers would laugh at certain things that were being said or they would watch, watching a cop show, and I would have to ask someone to interpret for me. So when Closed Captioning came along, just the beginnings of it, before it became law for all networks to have to closed caption, I just had to sort of make up lines with what people were saying, whatever they were saying on television.

10 Jan, 2014

Marlee Marlin interview

Interview

Matlin is inteviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. Her translator talks for her as she uses sign language. They talk about her role in Switched at Birth, the highlight it gives to deaf culture. Closed captioning was paid for by Hall.

We did an episode what was done completely in silence with sign language. Everything was silent there wasn’t ever anything done in the history of television like this.

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