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"An Honest Liar": Magician 'The Amazing Randi' exposes fraudsters

A new documentary, "An Honest Liar", tells the story of James "The Amazing" Randi's attempts to debunk and expose claims of paranormal psychic powers, faith healing, and the supernatural....
A new documentary, "An Honest Liar", tells the story of James "The Amazing" Randi's attempts to debunk and expose claims of paranormal psychic powers, faith healing, and the supernatural.
The Toronto-born magician and escape artist has wowed audiences for years with his performances. Over the last few decades, he has also used his skills to expose those who are using magic tricks to try and con the public.

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Carol and "The Amazing" Randi in the As It Happens studio

James Randi has successfully shown how people such as spoon-bender Uri Geller and televangelist Peter Popoff are duping their audience, but despite his exposés, these people keep coming back, often more popular and richer than ever.


James Randi firmly believes we need to better educate people about science to stop them from being tricked by charlatans -- and he also has some critical words for the media.

You can here Carol's conversation with "The Amazing Randi" by clicking on the 'Listen' button above.   

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'The Great Randi' doing a straight-jacket escape (Photo courtesy of Flim Flam Films)

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