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Guest Picks: Andre Gregory

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Director Andre Gregory was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss Louis Malle's last film, "Uncle Vanya on 42nd Street," which captured a 1990s production of Chekhov's play that was directed by Mr. Gregory. He also told us what's on his reading list these days!

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Guest Picks: Rodney King

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rodney King was on the Lopate Show (along with his fiancée Cynthia Kelley) recently to talk about what happened to him in 1991, when 4 Los Angeles police officers assaulted him, and what's happened to him since. He also told us what he's been watching and listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Garry Marshall

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Producer, director, writer, and actor Garry Marshall stopped by to reminisce about his long career. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.

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Guest Picks: Lynn Sherr

Friday, April 20, 2012

Lynn Sherr was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss our human attraction to water and her own love of swimming. She also told us what she's been listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Frederic Boyer

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Frédéric Boyer, the Artistic Director of the Tribeca Film Festival, spoke to Leonard recently (along with Geoff Gilmore) about this year's festival. He also shared what he's been reading, listening to and eating recently.

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Guest Picks: Geoff Gilmore

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Geoff Gilmore, chief creative officer of Tribeca Enterprises, was on the Lopate Show recently, along with Frederic Boyer, to give us a preview of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. He also told us which books, music, and yes, movies he's enjoyed recently.

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Guest Picks: Jim Abbott

Monday, April 16, 2012

Former Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his career and pitching his 1993 no-hitter, despite having been born without a right hand. He also revealed that he's a fan of Downton Abbey. Find out what else Jim Abbott's been listening to and reading.

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Guest Picks: Renee Fleming

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Soprano Renée Fleming was on the Lopate Show to talk about her new album of French songs, "Poemes." She also admitted her love of sugar.

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Guest Picks: R. A. Dickey

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his memoir and to explain how to throw a knuckleball (it involves digging your fingernails into the ball behind the horse shoe and releasing it at the perfect moment to keep it from spinning).

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Guest Picks: Serge Bromberg

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Film preservationist Serge Bromberg was on the Lopate Show to talk about restoring Georges Méliès' film "A Trip to the Moon," and other great classics. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.

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Guest Picks: Simon Callow

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Simon Callow was on the Leonard Lopate Show talking about playing everyone from Hamlet to Juliet in the play "Being Shakespeare." You might know him from his roles in the movies "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "A Room with a View." He shared some of his favorite things with us—he had fabulous handwriting.

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Guest Picks: Rachel Dratch

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Rachel Dratch was on the Lopate Show recently, sharing some dating advice and revealing the origin of the Debbie Downer skit on "Saturday Night Live." She also told us what she's been reading and listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Jane Alexander

Friday, March 30, 2012

Jane Alexander and playwright Edward Albee were on the Lopate Show recently to discuss the revival of "The Lady from Dubuque." She also told us about her love

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Guest Picks: Jeanette Winterson

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Novelist Jeanette Wintersonwas on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her memoir, Why Be Normal When You Can Be Happy? She also told us that she's a fan of fast cars and silence. Find out what she's been reading recently!

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Guest Picks: Kenneth Lonergan

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan was on the Lopate Show recently (along with actress J. Smith-Cameron) to discuss their new film, "Margaret." He also told us that his reading list spans Christopher Hitchens' and Manning Marable.

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Guest Picks: J. Smith-Cameron

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Actress J. Smith-Cameron was on the Lopate Show recently (along with Kenneth Lonergan) to discuss the film, "Margaret." She also told us about her love of 70's funk music and fried chicken. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Abel Ferrara

Monday, March 19, 2012

Director Abel Ferrara, along with actor Willem Defoe, was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his new film, "4:44 Last Day on Earth." He told us about what he likes these days, including the Dalai Lama and eggplant parmigiana.

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Guest Picks: Sanjay Gupta

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dr. Sanjay Gupta was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about his first novel, Monday Mornings. He also revealed that he's learned to eat fire!

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Guest Picks: Tony Kaye

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Director Tony Kaye was on the Lopate Show recently, along with actor Adrien Brody, to discuss his latest film, "Detachment." He also told us what he's been

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Guest Picks: Adrien Brody

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Actor Adrien Brody was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his work on the new film, "Detachment," along with the film's director, Tony Kaye. He also revealed what his favorite comfort food is.

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