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Paula Pell

Monday, November 26, 2012

Paula Pell was singing and dancing at a Florida theme park when she got a call from SNL. She moved to New York, and two decades later, Pell became the show’s head writer.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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