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December 23, 2007 | Pamela Chelin
THESE days, "debate" calls up images of candidates lobbing non sequiturs and pyrotechnic diversions at each other. But that's not the way it works, according to debate coach Thomas F. Freeman. "An issue has little validity in a particular debate if it's not related to the subject," says Freeman, whose credentials include being a professor at Texas Southern University, church pastor and now consultant to Denzel Washington's new film "The Great Debaters."
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December 24, 2007 | Robert W. Welkos
Call it a blessing. That's how 17-year-old Denzel Whitaker describes being cast alongside his namesake, Denzel Washington, in "The Great Debaters." "My dad and mom named me after Denzel," he explains. "They thought it was a unique name." Whitaker, for the record, is a pretty unique teenager.
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December 24, 2007 | Robert W. Welkos
Call it a blessing. That's how 17-year-old Denzel Whitaker describes being cast alongside his namesake, Denzel Washington, in "The Great Debaters." "My dad and mom named me after Denzel," he explains. "They thought it was a unique name." Whitaker, for the record, is a pretty unique teenager.
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December 23, 2007 | Pamela Chelin
THESE days, "debate" calls up images of candidates lobbing non sequiturs and pyrotechnic diversions at each other. But that's not the way it works, according to debate coach Thomas F. Freeman. "An issue has little validity in a particular debate if it's not related to the subject," says Freeman, whose credentials include being a professor at Texas Southern University, church pastor and now consultant to Denzel Washington's new film "The Great Debaters."
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