Independent Lens

An Honest Liar: Exposing Peter Popoff

Clip: Season 17 Episode 12 | 1m 33s | Video has closed captioning.

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary An Honest Liar, magician-turned-debunker James "The Amazing" Randi acknowledges the power of performing illusions on a gullible audience. As magician Penn Jillette tells it here, it's to Randi's credit that he backed away from that power and turned it into a passion for exposing con artists.

Aired: 03/27/16

Rating: NR

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