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AMC's '61st Street' is a passion project for star Courtney B. Vance and director Marta Cunningham

A still from "61st Street. (George Burns/AMC)
A still from "61st Street. (George Burns/AMC)

In the new AMC show “61st Street,” Courtney B. Vance plays a Chicago attorney who takes on the case of a young Black man accused of killing a police officer.

Here & Now‘s Celeste Headlee speaks with Vance and Marta Cunningham, who directed two episodes and is one of the co-executive producers of the series.

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This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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