Classic Interviews

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Each Friday in February, The Leonard Lopate Show airs a classic interview from the past. Listen to the archived interviews.

Click on the guest names to go to the show pages and listen to the archived interviews.

Michael Powell
Leonard chats with late British filmmaker Michael Powell in 1987.

Matt Groening and Robert Mankoff
An archival interview with cartoonists Matt Groening (pre-Simpsons) and Robert Mankoff from 1989

Elia Kazan
An archival interview with director Elia Kazan, from 1988. Kazan's impressive body of work includes such late 1940s and early 50s films as "On the Waterfront", "East of Eden", "A Streetcar Named Desire", "Gentleman's Agreement", and "A Face In The Crowd."

Alice MunroAlice Munro
Canadian writer Alice Munro talks about her prolific career and her 10th collection of short stories, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage in a November 28, 2002 interview with Leonard. Read an excerpt in the Reading Room.