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July 10th, 2009
06:43 PM ET

"Wake up!" Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" turns 20

Saturday in the CNN Newsroom filmmaker Spike Lee is live on set talking about his explosive 1989 film about racial tensions on the hottest day of the year in a Brooklyn neighborhood. It picked up where his second film "School Daze" left off. And it definitely got people talking in 1989.

We'll be talking about it tomorrow in the CNN Newsroom with Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes beginning 6am ET/3am PT.

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  1. Robert

    I was 17 when do the right thing came out. It shock me how racial tension was up north being I live down south. Only Spike Lee can stir up the mind.

    July 11, 2009 at 4:24 am |
  2. Fitria

    I got his autograph and it was learly cool that i got to actually meet someone that helped to change the world. His speech and the great help of God learly was awesome. I hope I could be one of the person like him !! someday ..! =D

    March 26, 2012 at 12:10 am |

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