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David Letterman

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.   
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Jon Robin Baitz

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.
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Renée Fleming

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."
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Joseph Stiglitz

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.
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Robert Osborne

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. 
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Kristen Wiig

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.
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Herb Alpert

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.  
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Kathleen Turner

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.”
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Dick Cavett

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dick Cavett is the master of talk, a television legend; in this conversation, he shows Alec why his career has spanned nearly five decades.
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Rob Morris

Monday, February 13, 2012

President and co-founder of Love 146, Rob Morris speaks about how the organization fights to prevent child sex slavery and provide aftercare for its victims.
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Lorne Michaels

Monday, January 30, 2012

Lorne Michaels is the rare producer in that he’s truly involved in all aspects of production, yet he says that when he does his job right, he leaves no fingerprints.
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Joe Berlinger

Monday, January 16, 2012

Documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger went to Arkansas to investigate what he thought was a trend in youth violence; instead he found there were three wrongfully incarcerated teenagers. 
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Erica Jong and Molly Jong-Fast

Monday, January 02, 2012

"Fear of Flying" author Erica Jong and her daughter Molly Jong-Fast join Alec to talk sex, divorce, and issues of sexuality that young women face today.
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Stephen Daldry

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Director Stephen Daldry offers a window into his past, from training as a clown and driving giraffes through Pompeii to being serenaded by a persistent Elton John.  
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Chris Rock

Monday, December 05, 2011

Chris Rock says he "wanted [his] acting to grow." So what did he do? He took a job on Broadway. 
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Kris Kardashian Jenner

Monday, November 21, 2011

 Alec talks with Kris Kardashian Jenner, the self-described “momager” of the Kardashian clan.
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Ed Rollins

Monday, November 07, 2011

Political strategist Ed Rollins has worked on six presidential campaigns and knows what is really required of a president.
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Michael Douglas

Monday, October 24, 2011

Michael Douglas invites Alec Baldwin into his New York apartment for a compelling conversation about what makes a great director and why playing the villain is so wonderful.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

In WNYC’s new podcast series, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.

Alec sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people such as comedian Chris Rock, political strategist Ed Rollins and Oscar winner Michael Douglas.

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