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Tribute: Albert Maysles

Monday, March 09, 2015

Filmmaker Albert Maysles, with his brother David, helped change documentary film over the course of his long career. 

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Tribute: Leonard Nimoy

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, who played the iconic role of the cold and calculating officer Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," died today at the age of 83. Listen to our 2002 interview with Nimoy here.

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Tribute: Bruce Sinofsky

Thursday, February 26, 2015

When Bruce Sinofsky died recently from complications of diabetes at the age of 58, Damien Echols, one of the “West Memphis 3,” tweeted: “I will never forget his part in saving my life.”

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Tribute: Philip Levine

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Philip Levine's poetry celebrated grease monkeys, firefighters, and milkmen. Levine was appointed U.S. Poet Laureate for 2011–2012. He died at 87. He spoke to Leonard in 1991.

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Tribute: Dean Smith

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dean Smith is a “coaching legend,” coaching for 36 years at UNC Chapel Hill. He died at the age of 83. And you can enjoy Leonard’s interview with him here

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Tribute: Martin Gilbert

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Martin Gilbert is ranked as one of the most prolific historian in his field: he penned some 90 books! He died at 78, and you can still hear some of his interviews with Leonard here.

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Tribute: Lesley Gore

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lesley Gore became a pop music star for her hits: "It’s My Party” and “Judy’s Turn To Cry.” She passed away on February 16, 2015. Listen to her 2005 interview on the show. 

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David Carr, Investigating His Own Life

Friday, February 13, 2015

NYTimes media columnist David Carr died Thursday at the age of 58. He covered the media industry for 25 years, but in this interview, which first aired in 2008, he told us his own story.

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Tribute: Walter Liedtke

Friday, February 06, 2015

One of the people who died during the Metro-North train crash had been a guest on our show many times – Walter Liedtke, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Tribute: Robert Stone

Thursday, February 05, 2015

We were lucky to have had the brilliant writer Robert Stone on our show a couple of times over the years. He died at the age of 77, and we bring you one of our interviews with him.

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Tribute: Carl Djerassi

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Carl Djerassi once described himself as an “intellectual polygamist,” but he may be best known as the chemist who created the birth control pill.

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Tribute: Rod McKuen

Friday, January 30, 2015

Rod McKuen called “the unofficial poet laureate of America,” he sold millions of copies of books of verse, and also branched out into songwriting. He died at the age of 81.

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Tribute: Mario Cuomo

Friday, January 02, 2015

Mario Cuomo, the 52nd  gov of New York State for 12 years, from 1983-1994, was on the show twice, to discuss his legacy, his politics, and his admiration for Lincoln. 

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Tribute: Kent Haruf

Monday, December 08, 2014

Kent Haruf passed away from complications on November 30, 2014. He wrote of small town Colorado in his novels, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. 

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Tribute: P.D. James

Thursday, December 04, 2014

P.D. James was known as “the Queen of Crime” for her amazing detective mysteries. She died at the age of 94. You can hear several of her interviews with Leonard here. 

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Remembering Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The film and theater director was on the Lopate Show in 2012 and 2013. He spoke about why he loves directing plays on the stage and why he fired himself from the 'The Sopranos.'

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Tribute: Galway Kinnell

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Galway Kinnell’s poems straddled the social and the spiritual,focusing on outsiders and the underside of life. Listen to three interviews he's done on our show over the years.

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Remembering Ben Bradlee

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Listen to legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee speaking with Leonard Lopate in September 1995 about his career as a newspaperman and about his memoir, A Good Life. 

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Remembering Actor, Choreographer, Director, Dancer, Painter, Costume Designer, and Singer Geoffrey Holder

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Tony winner is probably best remembered for playing Punjab in the 1982 film "Annie."

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Remembering Marian Seldes

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Marian Seldes had an enviable career that spanned six decades, and included the stage, screen, radio, and television. Listen to her on the Leonard Lopate Show in 2003 and in 2004.

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