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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Benjamin Walker and Ciaran Hinds talk about the new Broadway revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Music executive Tommy Mottola tells how he became the hitmaking producer of Gloria Estephan, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion. Plus, find out what the rising global middle class means for diplomacy in the 21st century.

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

Benjamin Walker and Ciaran Hinds talk about their roles in Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” It’s playing at the Richard Rogers Theater through March 30.

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Tommy Mottola, Hitmaker

Legendary music executive Tommy Mottola talks about how a college dropout from the Bronx became one of the music industry's most creative and controversial CEOs. He launched the careers of many superstars, including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan. In his memoir The Hitmaker: The Man and His Music, he discusses Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, and working with giants such as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, the Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, and Ozzy Osbourne.

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Targeted Killings

Karen Greenberg, director of Fordham Law School’s Center on National Security, discusses the controversial legal theories behind the Obama Administration’s targeted killing program.

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Rise of the Global Middle Class

Kishore Mahbubani explores how the global middle class brings about an unprecedented convergence of interests, perceptions, cultures, and values. In Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World, Mahbubani argues that it’s a positive change that world's population outside the West is rising to Western living standards and sharing Western aspirations, but warns a new global order requires a shift in policies and attitudes.

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Ciaran Hinds and Benjamin Walker at WNYC February 7, 2013.

Guest Picks: Ciaran Hinds

Ciaran Hinds was on the Lopate Show on February 7, 2013, with Benjamin Walker, to talk about their roles in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." He shares his guest picks with us.

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Ciaran Hinds and Benjamin Walker at WNYC February 7, 2013.

Guest Picks: Benjamin Walker

Benjamin Walker was on the Lopate Show on February 7, 2013, with Ciaran Hinds, to talk about their roles in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." He shares his guest picks with us.

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Tommy Mottola at WNYC February 7, 2013.

Guest Picks: Tommy Mottola

Music executive Tommy Mottola was here on February 7 to talk about his memoir, Hit Maker. He shares some of his music favorites.  Find out what he's listening to!

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