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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest talks about a Frontline investigation of the effectiveness of the many security procedures that were put in place after 9/11. Then Joan and Melissa Rivers discuss their sometimes testy relationship and their new television show. Also, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein talk about being the creators, writers and stars of the new IFC comedy “Portlandia.” Plus, Ron Reagan talks about the life and legacy of his father, who would have turned 100 this year.

Are We Safer?

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest discusses her investigation into the so-called terrorism-industrial complex that has sprung up after 9/11. Frontline’s “Are We Safer?” airs on PBS at 9 pm, January 18. 

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Joan and Melissa Rivers on “Joan Knows Best?”

Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa Rivers talk about what happened when Joan moved in with Melissa and her son Cooper in Los Angeles. Their new show “Joan Knows Best?,” documents their attempts to put their conflicting personalities—and strong opinions—aside for the good of the family and their relationship. “Joan Knows Best?” premieres January 25, at 9 pm on WeTV.

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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein on “Portlandia”

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein talk about creating, writing, and starring in “Portlandia,” an original short-based comedy series on IFC. It’s a dreamy and absurd portrayal of Portland, Oregon. “Portlandia” premieres January 21, at 10:30 pm on IFC.

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Ron Reagan on His Father’s Life and Legacy

Ron Reagan gives an intimate account of life with his father, Ronald Reagan, one of the most popular presidents in American history. In My Father at 100, he traces the sources of his father’s political values and offers a portrait of the man who became president, and his country.

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Guest Picks: Ron Reagan

Ron Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan, talks about some of his favorite picks after a recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Guest Picks: Carrie Brownstein

What movies has Carrie Brownstein watched recently? Find out what she told us after her recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Guest Picks: Melissa Rivers

Melissa Rivers is a fan of swedish fish! Find out what else she told us after her recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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Guest Picks: Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her new show "Joan Knows Best," as well as some of her favorite things!

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Guest Picks: Fred Armisen

Read more to find out what Fred Armisen has been reading and listening to lately!

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