John Turturro fills in for Leonard. He’s starred in a number of director Spike Lee’s films, and they’ll talk about the director’s latest “Red Hook Summer.” Then, we’ll look at efforts to find housing for people with psychiatric disabilities. Also, Barry Edelstein, the director of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative talks about his efforts to bring the Bard into prisons and senior centers. Plus our latest Please Explain looks at what goes into teamwork—from the basketball court to the office.
He's acted in films like “Do The Right Thing,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou” and “The Big Lebowski.” He even provided the voice of an arrogant sportscar in the Pixar film "Cars 2." But multi-talented showman John Turturro also happens to be the director behind a new documentary that celebrates the sounds of Naples, Italy. He joins us in the studio to discuss the Neapolitan music examined in “Passione: A Musical Adventure.”
All this week, we’ve been talking with influential Americans about what patriotism and America means to them. We’re calling the series "My America." We’re wrapping up the series today, with actor, writer, and director John Turturro. Famous for his roles in movies like “Do the Right Thing,” “Barton Fink,” “The Big Labowski,” and the “Transformers” trilogy, Turturro's newest film is called "Passione."
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