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Alec Baldwin

Host, Here's The Thing

Alec Baldwin appears in the following:

Here's The Thing: Patti LuPone

Monday, February 18, 2013

“I love what I do,” LuPone tells Alec, “I love the audience, and I love the fact that I get to do it. ... I love our craft very, very, much, and it’s a noble craft.”

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Is This the Interview that Got Jill Abramson Fired?

Monday, February 04, 2013

In this 2013 interview with Alec Baldwin, the former New York Times executive editor talked about how she grew up in a family where the paper was so vaunted that two copies were delivered to her house. Now, some media critics are speculating that this interview may have been a factor in Abramson's dismissal.

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Here's The Thing: Lena Dunham

Monday, January 21, 2013

This week, Alec Baldwin talks with Lena Dunham, whose hit show on HBO, "Girls," just started its second season. Three years ago, Dunham made a low-budget art house film called "Tiny Furniture."

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Here's The Thing: Judd Apatow

Monday, January 07, 2013

This week Alec talks with filmmaker Judd Apatow, whose most recent film, “This is 40”, may be his most personal. For Apatow, each movie he makes is “a letter to myself telling me something that I need to know about how to live my life."

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Here's The Thing: Alex and Jamie Bernstein

Monday, December 24, 2012

This week Alec sits down with Jamie and Alex Bernstein, to hear about growing up with the maestro, Leonard Bernstein. And while they knew him in the tux and tails, they also knew him as the dad who loved games.

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Here's The Thing: Lewis Lapham

Monday, December 10, 2012

Talking with Lewis Lapham gives you the sensation you’ve stumbled onto the set of a 1940’s film noir -- his stories evoke another era. This week he tells Alec Baldwin about being a rookie reporter at The Examiner and what it was like to go to India with the Beatles.

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Here's The Thing: Paula Pell

Monday, November 26, 2012

This week on Here’s The Thing, Alec talks with writer Paula Pell – whose been making people laugh at Saturday Night Live for the last 17 years.  Pell landed her dream job as a writer at SNL after working at a Florida theme park. Her agent told her that Lorne Michaels wanted to meet her – “it is not an audition, but he wants to fly you up and talk to you.” Pell wasn’t sure what she was headed up for, but she got a job writing for the show.

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Here's The Thing: Andrew McCarthy

Monday, November 05, 2012

This week Alec talks with Andrew McCarthy – about making movies, directing and what it’s like to reinvent oneself as a travel writer. Most people know McCarthy for his roles in "St. Elmo’s Fire" and "Pretty in Pink" – as a member of the “Brat Pack" -- but those movies were only one stop on Andrew McCarthy’s journey.

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Here's The Thing: Peter Beard and Richard Ruggiero

Monday, October 22, 2012

This week on Here’s the Thing, Alec talks with two men who have spent much of their lives living and working in Africa.  Photographer Peter Beard first set foot on the continent in 1955. Richard Ruggiero, of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, began his Peace Corps stint in 1981 in the northern Central African Republic.  

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Here's The Thing: David Brooks

Monday, October 08, 2012

This week on Here’s The Thing, Alec talks with David Brooks on stage at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in Manhattan as part of the Public Forum series.  David Brooks has been a New York Times op-ed columnist since 2003.  He is known as a Conservative voice -- he was a senior editor at The Weekly Standard -- but former Obama advisor David Axelrod described him as a “true public thinker.”  

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Here's The Thing: One Hour Specials

Monday, October 01, 2012

In a series of one-hour specials, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives listeners unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers, taking them inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people including Chris Rock and Michael Douglas.

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Here's The Thing: George Will

Monday, September 24, 2012

This week, Alec talks with Pulitzer-prize winner George Will, whose passion for politics began early: he remembers Truman’s election when he was seven years old. 

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Here's The Thing: Fred Armisen

Monday, September 10, 2012

This week, Alec talks with Fred Armisen. Armisen has been a punk rock drummer, currently he’s a cast member on Saturday Night Live and is also the co-creator and co-star of IFC’s Portlandia. Armisen has always been ambitious; when he was a drummer, he recalls, he always "wanted much more." 

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Here's The Thing: Zarin Mehta

Monday, August 27, 2012

This week, Alec talks with Zarin Mehta who retired as president and executive director of the New York Philharmonic at the end of this past season. Mehta, an accountant by trade, grew up in 1940’s Bombay before it became the booming city of Mumbai. In Mehta’s memory, Bombay was more like a colonial fishing village. 

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Here's The Thing: Anthony Baxter and Dylan Avery

Monday, August 13, 2012

This week, Alec talks with documentary filmmakers Anthony Baxter and Dylan Avery – each of whom has made a controversial political films, one about a golf course in Scotland; the other about whether 9/11 was a government cover-up.  

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Here's The Thing: Billy Joel

Monday, July 30, 2012

This week on Here’s the Thing – Alec sits down with fellow Long Islander Billy Joel – at the piano – for a conversation about life and the musical choices he’s made.

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Here's The Thing: Peter Frampton

Monday, July 16, 2012

This week on Here’s the Thing, Alec talks with Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton. “Sound is very inspirational to me,” explains Frampton – and it always has been: he started playing guitar before he was 8 years old.

Frampton talks about his musical roots in England, playing in bands like The Preachers and The Herd. At age 14 he was playing at a recording session produced by Bill Wyman, who he says is “sort of like my mentor, my older brother.” Eleven years later, Frampton was on stage in San Francisco, recording "Frampton Comes Alive," one of the biggest selling live albums of all times.

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Here's The Thing: Robert Lustig

Monday, July 02, 2012

This week, Alec talks with Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at UC San Francisco, about our country’s addiction to sugar.  Children today are the first American generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, in large part due to obesity.  According to Lustig, this obesity often comes from eating too much sugar.  

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David Letterman to Retire in 2015

Monday, June 18, 2012

Say goodbye to Stupid Pet Tricks. The ‘Late Show’ host says he’ll sign off for good next year. In this 2012 interview with Alec Baldwin, Letterman talks about how he got his start and how parenting has changed him. We just have one question: What’s going to happen to Paul Schaffer??

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Here's The Thing: Jon Robin Baitz

Monday, June 04, 2012

This week Alec talks with playwright Jon Robin Baitz, whose Broadway play, Other Desert Cities, is up for a Tony later this month. Baitz talks about the origin of the new play, his short-lived adventures writing for television in Hollywood, and the relief of coming back to the American theater.

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