Emily Botein appears in the following:
Monday, November 26, 2012
Paula Pell was singing and dancing at a Florida theme park when she got a call from SNL. She moved to New York, and two decades later, Pell became the show’s head writer.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Most people know Andrew 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.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Photographer Peter Beard has documented the destruction of wildlife in Africa, including the plight of the African Elephant, the very topic of Richard Ruggiero’s doctoral dissertation.
Monday, October 08, 2012
Alec talks with David Brooks on stage at Joe’s Pub. Brooks is known as a Conservative voice, but former Obama advisor David Axelrod described him as a “true public thinker.”
Monday, September 24, 2012
Pulitzer-prize winner George Will's passion for politics began early: he remembers Truman’s election when he was just seven years old.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Fred Armisen has always been ambitious; when he was a punk rock drummer, he recalls, he always "wanted much more."
Monday, August 27, 2012
Zarin Mehta, former president and executive director of the New York Philharmonic, grew up in 1940’s Bombay before it became the booming city of Mumbai.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Anthony Baxter and Dylan Avery are responsible for two controversial political films: one about a golf course in Scotland and the other about whether 9/11 was a government cover-up.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Alec sits down with fellow Long Islander Billy Joel—at the piano—for a conversation about life and the musical choices he’s made.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton says, “Sound is very inspirational to me." And it always has been—Frampton started playing guitar before he was 8 years old.
Monday, July 02, 2012
According to Lustig, sugar is as addictive as cocaine, heroin and crack, and it is producing the fattest, least-healthy Americans yet.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Late-night legend David Letterman describes his long journey to L.A. where, after three years at comedy clubs, he found himself on The Tonight Show.
Monday, June 04, 2012
Baitz tells Alec about the origin of his Broadway play, his short-lived adventures writing for television in Hollywood, and the relief of coming back to the theater.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Renée Fleming talks about the challenges of singing opera and the pleasure of being in the audience where she has "literally been sobbing at the end."
Monday, May 07, 2012
Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, talks about the financial crisis and about how growing up in Gary, Indiana impacted his decision to become an economist.
Monday, April 23, 2012
As host of Turner Classic Movies, Robert Osborne plays the role of ambassador to a bygone era. We hear the journey he took to get there—which could have been a classic movie itself.
Monday, April 09, 2012
Kristen Wiig catered, did floral design, answered phones, and handed out samples at a farmer’s market—all before landing her gig as a cast member on SNL.
Monday, March 26, 2012
When legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert started playing with his band Tijuana Brass, Woody Allen and George Carlin were the opening acts.
Friday, March 16, 2012
This is the national anthem we actually know the words to. Americans sing it at school; Bruce Springsteen sang it at President Obama's inauguration. Yet Woody Guthrie's song was onc...
Monday, March 12, 2012
Turner talks about raising a daughter, dealing with arthritis, and her passion for performance: “If I couldn't act, I’d just curl up, shrivel up and die ... I can’t live without it.”