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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bill Moyers joins us to talk about the art of interviewing. And Peter Bart discusses some of the infamous Hollywood players he’s come to know during his five decades as a studio executive and editor-in-chief of Variety.

Bill Moyers: The Conversation Continues

Bill Moyers comes by to reminisce, and bring us up to date on his life and career. Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues introduces the ideas that matter today—subjects as diverse as the politics of food, race in the age of Obama, aging in America, the power of poetry, wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan, the conflict over gay marriage, and the fate of the American newspaper.

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Peter Bart on Hollywood

Peter Bart, longtime editor-in-chief of Variety, tells about upending his life in 1967 to enter the dizzying world of movies as an executive at Paramount. When Bart left Paramount in 1975, the studio had completed a remarkable run with such films as "The Godfather," "Rosemary's Baby," "Harold and Maude," "Love Story," "Chinatown," "Paper Moon," and "True Grit." Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob, (and Sex) is about his role in the studio’s successes and failures, and how a new kind of filmmaking emerged.

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Guest Picks: Peter Bart

Peter Bart tells us about what he's been reading and watching lately after a recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.


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