Recent Episodes and Articles
Monday, June 02, 2014
Alec Baldwin sits down with comedian Jerry Seinfeld who debuted on HBO in 1981, the same year he first appeared on Johnny Carson. Jerry Seinfeld was 27 years old.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Alec Baldwin revisits “The Golden Age of Hollywood” with one person who was at the heart of it, and another who keeps it alive today.
Monday, May 05, 2014
Alec Baldwin sits down with two veterans of Saturday Night Live— an actor and a writer.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Alec Baldwin talks with two film directors who have found success pursuing very different artistic and commercial goals.
Monday, April 07, 2014
Artists often use their childhoods and family life for inspiration. Alec speaks to two very different artists, a painter and a movie director, who have drawn on their early years to very different ends.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Alec Baldwin talks with two people on the frontlines of two of society’s most serious challenges: obesity and prison reform.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Alec Baldwin talks with Rosie O’Donnell about being a standup comic, a Star Search contestant, an actress, a talk show host, and a mom to five.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Alec Baldwin talks with two athletes who achieved enormous success in their rookie years.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Alec Baldwin talks with three major theater artists who have had different influences, obstacles, and career experiences.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Alec Baldwin talks with two English musicians about their commercial and critical success, and its impact on their lives and work.
Monday, January 06, 2014
Decades apart in age, both of Alec Baldwin's guests have broken barriers and blazed new trails in how women are depicted on stage and screen.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Alec talks with late-night legend David Letterman. Letterman describes his early days as a local TV host in Indiana, followed by time working the comedy clubs in LA. In just three years, he found himself appearing on The Tonight Show; as Letterman says, "that's not supposed to happen."
Letterman admits that for a good portion of the past thirty years, he “didn’t do anything else.” Things have changed now; he has “no patience for meetings” and avoids making decisions on the show, preferring to save that energy to explore the world with his eight-year-old son: “when you have a child you do things you never thought you would do, and it’s fun.”
Monday, December 09, 2013
Alec visits Lorne Michaels in his office at Rockefeller Center – the same office he’s had since 1975, when he created Saturday Night Live. Michaels and Alec talk about what led to SNL, and Michaels' early years doing subversive political satire on Canadian radio. Alec also talks with writer Erica Jong and her daughter Molly Jong-Fast as they spar about sex and the legacy of the feminist movement.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Alec goes backstage with comic actor Chris Rock after a matinee of The Motherf**ker With The Hat to hear what it was like for Rock to be in his first play. Alec also talks with Herb Alpert, legendary trumpeter and music producer. In 1966, Alpert’s band The Tijuana Brass sold over 13 million records, outselling The Beatles.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Alec talks with Kristen Wiig – a breakout Saturday Night Live cast member who says she loves performing, but admits there’s also a “big part of me that’s just like: don’t look at me.” Alec also visits with talk show legend Dick Cavett at his home in Montauk, Long Island. Over iced tea, Cavett shares memories from five decades in entertainment.
Monday, October 28, 2013
This week on Here’s the Thing – 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, 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.
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.
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.”
Monday, August 19, 2013
Dan Mathews, senior vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, talks to Alec about going naked instead of wearing fur, his battles (and victories) with the fashion industry and explains why PETA actually owns stock in Kentucky Fried Chicken.