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How George Takei Conquered Facebook

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The actor talks about his breakout role as Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek," his activism, becoming a social media phenomenon, the new documentary about his life - "To Be Takei," directed by Jennifer Kroot.

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Tribute: Lauren Bacall

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The acclaimed actress died Tuesday at the age of 89. When she spoke with Leonard Lopate in 2006, she brought her dog Sophie to the studio. She reminisced about her career, her friendship with Katharine Hepburn, idolizing Bette Davis and being "Bogey's wife."

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The Man That Touched America: A Tribute to Robin Williams

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Throughout his life, Robin Williams electrified the screen with his wit, humor, compassion, and kindness. He was a man that touched America, and will be missed by the world. Help us say goodbye to Robin Williams. Leave a comment with your tribute, or give us a call at 1-877-869-8253.

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Masks, Accents and Bugs: Things That Inspired Marlon Brando

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Brando — “a man who could’ve been an icon but chose to be a character,” in the words of biographer Susan L. Mizruchi — collected four thousand books, promoted Indian and Civil Rights, and refused an Oscar. He also kept acting until he could barely breathe.

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Michel Gondry and Audrey Tautou on the Surreal Romance, “Mood Indigo”

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The French director and actress talk about their new film, based on Boris Vian's novel of the same name.

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'Land Ho!' Searching for Lobster, Vodka, and Long-Legged Women in Iceland

Friday, July 11, 2014

The film's director and stars on how you can’t escape yourself, no matter how far you travel.

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After 12 Years of Filming, an Entire Childhood on Screen

Friday, July 11, 2014

A conversation about ‘Boyhood’ with director Richard Linklater and star Ellar Coltrane, who grew from 6 to 18 over the course of filming. “It felt like the biggest decision I’d ever made, artistically,” Linklater said.

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Loudon Wainwright III on His New Album

Monday, June 16, 2014

Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and actor Loudon Wainwright III discusses his forthcoming album—what he's been calling a “posthumous” collaboration with this father.

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Swoosie Kurtz: Part Swan, Part Goose

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Actress Swoosie Kurtz looks back on her life and career. Her new memoir, Part Swan, Part Goose is a combination of personal misadventure and showbiz lore. She candidly reflects on the right choices that empowered her, the wrong choices that enlightened her, and her experience caring for an aging parent.

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Guest Picks: Anna Chlumsky

Friday, April 11, 2014

Anna Chlumsky was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her role in HBO's Veep. She also told us about the song that's become her personal anthem. Find out what else Anna Chlumsky's reading, watching and hearing...

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Pesticides, Veep, and What Happens When We Sleep

Friday, April 11, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: we’ll find out what happens to the children’s brains when they’re exposed to pesticides. Anna Chlumsky talks about her role on the HBO show, “Veep.” Isla Morley discusses her new novel, Above. And this week’s Please Explain is about dreams and nightmares.

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Anna Chlumsky on Keeping It Together on "Veep"

Friday, April 11, 2014

Anna Chlumsky on her character, chief of staff Amy Brookheimer: "She's like her own one-woman mafia."

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Rob Lowe on How to Love Life

Thursday, April 10, 2014

"When you’re a puppy, you’ve got to move over and let the big dogs eat," and other things Rob Lowe learned has learned from Warren Beatty and from life in Hollywood.

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Guest Picks: Darren Pettie

Friday, March 07, 2014

Darren Pettie stars in the Roundabout Theatre's revival of Dinner with Friends. He told what's he always listening to. 

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"Dinner with Friends"

Friday, March 07, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies talks about the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of his play “Dinner with Friends.” He’s joined by Darren Pettie and Jeremy Shamos, who star in it. “Dinner with Friends” is playing at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

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Noah Emmerich on Playing FBI agent Stan Beeman on "The Americans"

Monday, March 03, 2014

Noah Emmerich talks about his role as FBI agent Stan Beeman in the television series “The Americans,” about Soviet spies in the United States during the Reagan administration.

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Debra Messing and Brian F. O’Byrne in "Outside Mullingar"

Friday, January 31, 2014

Debra Messing and Brian F. O’Byrne talk about their roles in John Patrick Shanley’s play “Outside Mullingar.” They play Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, which suits him well because he’s painfully shy. His neighbor Rosemary is determined to have him but is watching the years slip away. “Outside Mullingar” is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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Frank Langella as King Lear

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Frank Langella talks about playing King Lear in BAM’s production of Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Lear.” It’s playing through February 9. 

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Best Supporting Actress Nominee June Squibb

Monday, January 27, 2014

June Squibb discusses her role in “Nebraska,” for which she’s been nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

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Rita Moreno on a Lifetime of Achievement

Monday, January 13, 2014

In her new memoir, legendary actress Rita Moreno talks about her storied career - from "West Side Story" to a the 2013 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award - and her decades-long affair with Marlon Brando.

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