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Monday, May 03, 2010

Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney talks about “Casino Jack and the United States of Money,” his new film about the Abramoff scandal…we’ll also speak with former Ohio congressman Bob Ney, who was convicted as a result of the case. Then, Aldo Sohm, Sommelier at Le Bernardin, explains why Austrian wines are suddenly so popular. And, Isabel Allende talks about her latest novel, Island Beneath the Sea. Plus, Variety reporter Nicole LaPorte gives us a comprehensive history of the DreamWorks studio.

Casino Jack

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney discusses the inside story of the corruption scandals that brought down lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He’s joined by former Ohio congressman Bob Ney, who was convicted in the prosecution of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and is featured Gibney’s latest film, "Casino Jack and the United States of ...

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Austrian Wines

Where to get the "Best Sommelier in the World."

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Island Beneath the Sea

Isabel Allende talks about her latest novel, Island Beneath the Sea. Spanning four decades, it tells the story of the intertwined lives of Tété, a slave born on the island of Saint-Domingue, and plantation manager Toulouse Valmorain.

Event: Isabel Allende will be reading and signing books
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The Men Who Would Be King

Variety reporter Nicole LaPorte, gives an insider’s account of the creation of Hollywood’s DreamWorks studio. In The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks she reveals Hollywood’s bizarre business rules, describes the clashes between Spielberg’s and Katzenberg’s, the disasters ...

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Lynn Redgrave

The stage and screen actress Lynn Redgrave will forever be recognized for her role as the gawky, winsome Georgy Girl in 1966, which gained her an Academy Award nomination. She was born into a family of over five generations of remarkable actors, including her father Sir Michael Redgrave and her sister, Vanessa and nieces Natasha and Joely Richardson.

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