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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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Billy Joel

Monday, October 28, 2013

Alec sits down with fellow Long Islander Billy Joel—at the piano—for a conversation about life and the musical choices he’s made.

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Judd Apatow and Eric Fischl

Monday, April 07, 2014

Two very different artists, a painter and a movie director, have drawn from their childhoods and family life for inspiration--to very different ends.

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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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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.

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Ira Glass

Monday, November 24, 2014

In this extensive conversation with Alec Baldwin, Ira Glass lays it all out on the topics of religion, politics, fact-checking, and that dog who went as him for Halloween.

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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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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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Debbie Reynolds

Monday, April 15, 2013

Debbie Reynolds sits down with Alec to look back on her over six decades in show business and talks about her big break in "Singing in the Rain."

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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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George Will

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pulitzer-prize winner George Will's passion for politics began early: he remembers Truman’s election when he was just seven years old.

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David Brooks

Monday, October 08, 2012

Alec talks with David Brooks on stage at Joe’s Pub. Brooks is known as a Conservative voice, but former Obama advisor David Axelrod described him as a “true public thinker.” 

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Lena Dunham

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dunham thought she’d be a “weird Gender and Women’s Studies teacher who occasionally showed movies at film festivals,” and never imagined she’d encounter the success she has.

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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 Columbus

Monday, September 16, 2013

Film director Chris Columbus 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."  

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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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Anthony Baxter and Dylan Avery

Monday, August 13, 2012

Anthony Baxter and Dylan Avery are responsible for two controversial political films: one about a golf course in Scotland and the other about whether 9/11 was a government cover-up. 

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Jill Abramson

Monday, February 04, 2013

Some media critics have speculated that this 2013 interview may have been a factor in the former New York Times executive editor's dismissal.

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Robert Lustig

Monday, July 02, 2012

According to Lustig, sugar is as addictive as cocaine, heroin and crack, and it is producing the fattest, least-healthy Americans yet.  

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Peter Beard and Richard Ruggiero

Monday, October 22, 2012

Photographer Peter Beard has documented the destruction of wildlife in Africa, including the plight of the African Elephant, the very topic of Richard Ruggiero’s doctoral dissertation.  

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