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Friday, June 29, 2012

Leonard Lopate is back! He’ll be joined by Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht, and Carol Kane, three of the stars of the Broadway revival of “Harvey.” Carole Bouquet, one of France's most acclaimed actresses, discusses her role in the film “Unforgivable.” Jason Schwartzman talks about appearing in Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom.” And this week’s Please Explain is all about obsessive compulsive disorder.

"Harvey" on Broadway

Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht, and Carol Kane discuss the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway production “Harvey.” Parsons stars as the charming Elwood P. Dowd, who has one character flaw: an unwavering friendship with a 6-foot-tall, invisible white rabbit named Harvey. His sister Veta (Jessica Hecht) delivers Elwood to the local sanatorium, but the doctors mistakenly commit her, and Elwood slips out of the hospital with his invisible rabbit. “Harvey” opens is playing at Studio 54.

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Carole Bouquet on “Unforgivable”

Carole Bouquet, one of France's most acclaimed actresses, discusses her role in the film “Unforgivable,” directed by André Téchiné. Based on Philippe Djian's best-selling novel. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Venice, it tells the story of a successful crime novelist who meets and soon marries a woman with a mysterious past. It's playing at IFC Center.


Jason Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman talks about his career as an actor—from his debut in Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore” to his role in Anderson’s latest movie, “Moonrise Kingdom.” He also talks about his life as a musician.

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Please Explain: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by anxiety and unreasonable thoughts and fears that lead to repetitive behaviors. Trying to ignore or stop these thoughts often only increases distress and anxiety, and people who suffer from OCD  feel driven to perform compulsive acts to reduce or ease feelings of stress and anxiety. Dr. Helen Blair Simpson, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Dr. Tamar Chansky, Founder and Director of the Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, join us to explain symptoms, treatment, and how to cope with the disorder. Dr. Chansky is the author of Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

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Video: Questions for Chad Harbach

The Art of Fielding author Chad Harbach was here June 28 to talk about his book for the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club. He shared a few of his favorite authors and books, and talked about ritual in writing and ritual in sports. Watch the video!


Guest Picks: Jason Schwartzman

"Moonrise Kingdom"'s Jason Schwartzman shares a few of his favorite movies, books, and foods with us!


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