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Brian Williams

Monday, March 04, 2013

"No one needs another blowhard yelling at them. No one gives a rat’s patootie about my opinion," the NBC Nightly News anchor tells Alec.

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Patti LuPone

Monday, February 18, 2013

Patti LuPone was only four years old when she realized she belonged on stage. LuPone entertained her audience—even if they were only family members in her Long Island living room.

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Jerry Seinfeld

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.

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Josh Fox

Monday, July 08, 2013

Josh Fox didn't set out to be a documentary filmmaker, but when his family was contacted by a company offering a lot of money for drilling rights, he felt compelled to investigate.  

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Elaine Stritch

Monday, May 13, 2013

Elaine Stritch was known recently as Alec Baldwin's mother on TV's "30 Rock." In this extensive conversation from 2013, the two showbiz legends discuss Stritch's seven-decade career.

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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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Dan Mathews

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dan Mathews, Senior VP of PETA, talks to Alec about going naked instead of wearing fur, his battles with the fashion industry and explains why PETA actually owns stock in KFC.

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David Simon

Monday, June 10, 2013

David Simon cut his teeth as a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun until the newspaper industry began to collapse. Simon began writing for television and "The Wire" was born.

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Martin Horn

Monday, April 29, 2013

"It was a fascinating career. I am absolutely glad I’m done," says former New York City Commissioner of Correction and Probation, Martin Horn.

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Andrew McCarthy

Monday, November 05, 2012

Most people know Andrew McCarthy for his roles in "St. Elmo’s Fire" and "Pretty in Pink" as a member of the Brat Pack, but those movies were only one stop on Andrew McCarthy’s journey.

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Zarin Mehta

Monday, August 27, 2012

Zarin Mehta, former president and executive director of the New York Philharmonic, grew up in 1940’s Bombay before it became the booming city of Mumbai.

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Alex and Jamie Bernstein

Monday, December 24, 2012

Jamie and Alex Bernstein speak to Alec about their maestro father, Leonard Bernstein. They knew him in the tux and tails, but they also knew him as the dad who loved games.

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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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Billy Joel

Monday, July 30, 2012

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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Stacy Keach

Monday, May 27, 2013

When Stacy Keach first pursued a career in acting, he started with Shakespeare, which took him from a festival in Oregon to studying classical theater in England.  

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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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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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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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Peter Frampton

Monday, July 16, 2012

Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton says, “Sound is very inspirational to me." And it always has been—Frampton started playing guitar before he was 8 years old.

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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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