Studio 360

Did Argo Whitewash an American Hero?

Friday, February 08, 2013

Argo has been one of last year’s most celebrated films. Ben Affleck directed the movie and stars as the CIA operative who masterminded the escape of six US embassy employees from Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis. That man’s name is Tony Mendez, and Latinos ...

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Studio 360

Whitewashing in Hollywood & The xx

Friday, February 08, 2013

A Latino film producer cries foul on Argo, Lawrence Wright (Going Clear) talks Scientology, and Amanda Palmer talks back to Kickstarter. (Not to mention the UK’s shyest pop stars, The xx.)

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Oscars and WNYC

Thursday, January 10, 2013

WNYC looks back at the best Oscar-related conversations on our air - from Leonard Lopate's talk with Samuel L. Jackson to the real-life sex surrogate who inspired Helen Hunt's Academy Award-nominated role.

+ Full List: 'Lincoln' Leads With 12 Oscar Nominations

+ Bookmark it: Awards Night Bingo with Studio 360



'Lincoln' Leads Golden Globes With 7 Nominations

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Steven Spielberg's Civil War epic "Lincoln" led the Golden Globes on Thursday with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.


Studio 360

Argo: From Classified CIA Files to Hollywood Movie

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Scene: Los Angeles
From KCRW's The Business, hosted by Kim Masters

David Klawans is a little-known producer whose approach to finding true stories for Hollywood movies is reminiscent of a detective piecing together parts of a puzzle. Klawans discovered the true story of Argo back in the late 1990's when the CIA mission was first declassified by Clinton. ...

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Movies on the Radio

A Conversation with Alexandre Desplat

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Composer Alexandre Desplat joins David Garland to discuss his music including recent scores for "Moonrise Kingdom," "Rust and Bone," "Rise of the Guardians" and "Argo."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and a Movie: "Argo"

Friday, October 26, 2012

Antonio Mendez, former CIA technical operations officer, author of Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History, and A. O. Scott, chief film critic at The New York Times, discuss the events depicted in the new movie "Argo" and Mendez’s role in it.


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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Town Hall Brawl Edition

Saturday, October 20, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. On the Culture Gabfest, panelists talk about the movie Argo, its political topicality and Hollywood satire, and the career resurrection of director Ben Affleck.


Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: I Did it for the Lulz Edition

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the new Ben Affleck film "Argo" and the foodie institution "Cooks Illustrated," plus Gawker's Adrian Chen comes in to discuss his controversial piece on the social news site Reddit.


The Takeaway

Movie Date: Dr. Demento, Waterbeds, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and 'Argo'

Friday, October 12, 2012

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Kristen shares her memories of the Ayatollah Khomeini and waterbeds while Rafer reminisces about Dr. Demento and parody music. It's all in honor of the new Ben Affleck-directed movie - based on real events - "Argo." They also talk a bit about "Seven Psychopaths" and Mahatma Gandhi.

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