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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thom Yorke

Monday, April 01, 2013

Even after over 25 years in the business, Thom Yorke, Radiohead and Atoms for Peace frontman, admits performing is “either wicked fun or really awful.”  

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Lewis Lapham

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lewis Lapham tells Alec Baldwin about being a rookie reporter at The Examiner and what it was like to go to India with The Beatles.

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Rosie O'Donnell

Monday, June 24, 2013

Alec sits down with the woman who says she never dreamt of becoming a talk show host--just a back up singer for Bette Midler. 

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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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Lawrence Wright on Religion, ISIS, and Scientology

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The New Yorker staff writer and author tells Alec Baldwin that sometimes the better part of human nature can lead to the most dangerous places. 

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Roz Chast Draws—and Talks to—Alec Baldwin

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The New Yorker cartoonist and author talks to Here's The Thing about mothers, man-pants, and birds. 

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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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