Breaking Through

4 segments

On today’s show: Gary Oldman talks about his career and his Oscar-nominated role in the film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. William Wellman’s son tells us about his father’s many contributions to cinema, including Wings, the first film to win the Academy Award for best picture. Women’s boxing is included in the Olympics for the first time this year, and we’ll speak to a 16-year-old girl who hopes to compete, along with her coach and to a former pro fighter. The Peruvian Paracas Textile is the subject of today’s installment of A History of the World in 100 Objects. Plus, on our latest Please Explain, our How to Save the World series continues with a look at garbage and waste management.