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The One Word Spike Lee Hopes will Define Him

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Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee sits down with Oprah in Brooklyn for a candid conversation about his prolific career on “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” Along with talking about his upcoming film “Oldboy” and the controversial tweet he sent out following Trayvon Martin’s death, Oprah and Lee will look back at how far his career has come since his groundbreaking 1989 film, “Do The Right Thing.”

In the episode, Oprah asks Lee about showing his teenage children, Satchel and Jackson, the racially-charged film.

“Do you remember when you first showed your children ‘Do The Right Thing’?” Oprah asks.

“They haven’t seen that one,” Lee says.

“You’re kidding me,” Oprah says in disbelief.

“I think Satchel’s seen it,” Lee says, on second thought. “I don’t think Jackson’s seen it.”

So if not for his work in “Do The Right Thing,” how does Lee want the world to remember him?

“He’s a storyteller,” Lee says. “Plain and simple, a storyteller. Whether it be a music video or a commercial or a short film, a documentary, a narrative — I always try to tell stories.”

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