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Andy Borowitz Guest Hosts: DC's Media Industrial Complex; Jeff Garlin; Protecting the Jersey Shore; Difficult Men on TV

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Andy Borowitz fills in as guest host. Mark Leibovich discusses Washington DC’s “media industrial complex.” Jeff Garlin from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” talks about directing and starring in the new film “Dealin with Idiots.” We’ll take a look at efforts to protect the Jersey Shore from the next storm. Brett Martin on the creative television revolution of the late 1990s and 2000s and the writers behind it.

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Andy Borowitz

Washington, DC’s Media Industrial Complex

Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, discusses Washington, D.C.’s “media industrial complex.” This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital uncovers how Big Ticket Washington Funerals like Tim Russert’s become the social events of the year for journalists and politicians.

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Jeff Garlin on "Dealin' with Idiots"

Jeff Garlin, who played Larry David's manager on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” talks about directing and starring in the new fully improvised film “Dealin' with Idiots.” He stars as Max Morris, a famous comedian who decides to get to know the parents and coaches of his kid's little league team in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie. “Dealin with Idiots” opens July 17 at IFC Center.

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Can the Jersey Shore Be Saved?

New Yorker staff writer John Seabrook discusses the effort to protect New Jersey’s beaches in an age of superstorms like last year’s Hurricane Sandy. His piece “The Beach Builders: Can the Jersey Shore Be Saved?” appears in the July 22 issue of The New Yorker.

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Tony Soprano, Don Draper, and Other Difficult Men on TV

How have channels like HBO, FX, and AMC helped television become a significant and influential part of our culture? Writer-show runners created shows with not-always-likable characters, plots that didn’t wrap up neatly every episode, or subjects deemed safe and appropriate.

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Guest Picks: Jeff Garlin

Jeff Garlin was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently and he spoke to guesthost Andy Borowitz about his new movie, "Dealin' with Idiots, and his role as Larry David's boss on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." He also told us what he's been reading and watching recently.

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