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Emily Botein

Executive Producer, Content Development and Production

Emily Botein appears in the following:

The Dark Side of Fair Skin

Friday, April 11, 2014

A few days before she won an academy award for 12 Years A Slave, actress Lupita Nyong'o read a letter from a fan at the Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. The letter detailed a personal concern about the lightness of her skin tone and reignited a conversation that has gone on for centuries. Arun Venugopal, host of the WNYC series Micropolis, takes a closer look at the multibillion dollar, global industry of skin whitening. 

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The Dark Side of Fair Skin

Monday, April 07, 2014

In the ‘60’s and 70’s "Black is Beautiful" became a rallying cry for African Americans. Yet within the South Asian community, lightening products are a multi-billion dollar industry promising complexions and "whitish" skin tone. 

 

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Talib Kweli in Conversation

Monday, April 07, 2014

Arun Venugopal speaks with Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli about music, memories and the good and bad of gentrification.

 

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The Case for Arranged Marriage

Monday, April 07, 2014

Could it be that your family knows better than you when it comes to your love life?

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See The Streets Through an Ex-Con's Eyes

Monday, April 07, 2014

Alvin Entzminger, an ex-con and a long-time Central Harlem resident, shows you what you're overloooking.

 

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Funny or Racist?

Monday, April 07, 2014

Reporter Arun Venugopal talks to Amber Ruffin, writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers, about how comedy is subverting racial stereotypes.  

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James Toback

Monday, September 30, 2013

This week Alec sits down with writer and director James Toback who makes movies on his own terms.  His films include The Gambler, The Pick-up Artist, Love & Money, Black and White.

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Chris Columbus

Monday, September 16, 2013

This week Alec sits down with film director Chris Columbus – who has brought to the screen some of the biggest American family films in the last 20 years: Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, and Mrs. Doubtfire.  

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Danny Bennett

Monday, September 02, 2013

This week, Alec sits down with Danny Bennett, to talk about the thirty years he’s spent managing the career of his dad, Tony Bennett.   As Danny says, “I don’t just handle a career, I manage a legacy.”   


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Here's The Thing: PETA's Dan Mathews

Monday, August 19, 2013

"That's what PETA is all about," says the organization's VP. "We are here to show you things you really don't want to see."

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Here's The Thing: Dwight Gooden

Monday, July 22, 2013

This week Alec sits down with pitcher Dwight Gooden whose blistering fastball and notoriously deceptive curve ball earned him the Rookie of the Year Award in 1984.  He was 19 years old.  Gooden’s outstanding first three years in Major League Baseball were replaced by very public battles with alcohol and cocaine which he struggled with for much of his professional career.  

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Here's The Thing: Josh Fox

Monday, July 08, 2013

This week Alec sits down with Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Josh Fox to talk about his new film Gasland Part II, which premieres this week on HBO. Both Gasland Part II, and its predecessor, Gasland, explore the impact of hydraulic fracking on everyday Americans.  

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Here's The Thing: Rosie O'Donnell

Monday, June 24, 2013

"To think that in my lifetime, in my career, that you can be an out performer/actor playing against type – Neil Patrick Harris playing a womanizer on that show, being out and married with twin boys – and it doesn't hurt your career. It doesn't do anything. So in a way it's the most beautifully astounding, inspirational thing that I can think about in my 51 years of living."

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Here's The Thing: David Simon

Monday, June 10, 2013

"I can't help it," says the Wire and Treme showrunner, "I'm from a different planet, which is journalism."

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Here's The Thing: Stacy Keach

Monday, May 27, 2013

"We would play backgammon between scenes on the set. A dollar a point," the actor on his relationship with director John Huston.

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When Alec Baldwin Interviewed His 'Mom,' Elaine Stritch

Monday, May 13, 2013

Elaine Stritch, who died Thursday at age 89, was best known recently as Alec Baldwin's mother on TV's 30 Rock. In this extensive conversation from 2013, the two showbiz legends discuss Stritch's seven-decade career. "I was the funny kind of offbeat girl. I was never the romantic lead," she said.

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Here's The Thing: Martin Horn

Monday, April 29, 2013

"It was a fascinating career. I am absolutely glad I’m done," says the former New York City Commissioner of Correction and Probation.

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Here's The Thing: Debbie Reynolds

Monday, April 15, 2013

“I slept in my dressing room.” The legendary actor on her first big film, Singin' in the Rain.

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Here's The Thing: Thom Yorke

Monday, April 01, 2013

"I stand on my head for a bit." Radiohead and Atoms for Peace frontman, on his pre-show rituals.

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Here's The Thing: Andrew Luck

Monday, March 18, 2013

"You try sitting in a lecture after you've been drafted by a team." - NFL QB on his start.

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