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Actress Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie's latest role, as the leading lady in the film Beyond Borders, served to focus her attention on the plight of the world's refugees. She tells NPR's Scott Simon about this eye-opening experience and about her work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.