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Documentary Film

The Brian Lehrer Show

Police Corruption in New York City Circa 1983

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Former NYPD officer Michael Dowd joins Tiller Russell, the director of a documentary about his life, "The Seven Five," which looks at the widespread corruption in the NYPD of the '80s.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Glenn Greenwald; New Presidential Candidates & Old Parenting Advice

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

 Meet the new presidential candidates -- a brain surgeon and a CEO; Glenn Greenwald on government surveillance; the documentary "The Seven Five;" and new and old parenting advice.

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Albert Maysles' Portrait of a Style Legend in 'Iris'

Friday, May 01, 2015

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A joyful portrait from the great Albert Maysles of 93-year-old Iris Apfel, the flamboyant, quick-witted style icon who has had an outsized presence on the fashion scene for decades.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

Unbelievably True Stories

Monday, April 20, 2015

On this panel, leading documentary filmmakers expose how they choose their subjects and capture real life in new and innovative ways.

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Soundcheck

Filmmaker Alex Gibney: 'Sinatra Grew Up With America'

Monday, March 30, 2015

The award-winning filmmaker turns his lens on the towering icon of the American songbook in a new HBO documentary.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Story of Cancer

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

In “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” Ken Burns and Barak Goodman tell the comprehensive story of the disease and our quest to understand it, treat it, and cure it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Israel-US Relations; Borough Presidents & Family Secrets

Monday, March 23, 2015

Israel-U.S. Relations post-Netanyahu's win; three borough presidents; a documentary filmmaker confronts her family's secrets and the novelist James Hannaham discusses his new book.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Ethan Hawke

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The actor and filmmaker just released his first documentary, "Seymour: An Introduction." Find out what he's a fan of!

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The Takeaway

Ethan Hawke on Mentorship, Artistic Identity and Directing

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ethan Hawke discusses his latest project, "Seymour: An Introduction," a documentary about the life and work of pianist Seymour Bernstein. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Laura Poitras; NYC Council Speaker; War Powers

Friday, February 13, 2015

Obama has asked Congress for authority to act against ISIS. Fred Kaplan of Slate explains why. Plus: Citizenfour director Laura Poitras; Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; and more.

WNYC News

Captain America, with a Turban

Monday, February 02, 2015

A New York software engineer and cartoonist has been re-creating the patriotic super-hero since 2013, and he is now the subject of a YouTube documentary.

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WNYC News

'Little White Lie' Unveils Dark Family Secret

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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A new documentary tells the story of Lacey Schwartz, who grew up Jewish, but learned 18 that her biological father was black.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sharing Secrets

Friday, October 24, 2014

Laura Poitras on her new documentary about Edward Snowden and abuse of power by the NSA and other government organizations. Why teens sext and what to do about it.

Soundcheck

Alex Gibney Explores James Brown In 'Mr. Dynamite'; How To Be Smarter About DJ Mustard; The Budos Band Plays Live

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A new documentary film explores the rise of the hardest working man in show business. Learn more about hit-making producer DJ Mustard. The Budos Band plays in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

'Stations Of The Elevated' Fuses Train Graffiti And Mingus

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Film director Manfred Kirchheimer reflects on his1981 documentary -- the first film to take graffiti seriously as an art form.

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Soundcheck

Scott Ian, 'That Guy From Anthrax' Has A New Memoir; 'Stations Of The Elevated' Revisited; Sinkane Plays Live

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scott Ian of the metal band Anthrax has a new memoir; Revisiting the graffiti and music documentary Stations Of The Elevated with its director; Sinkane performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Takeaway

My Brother, The Terrorist

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A new documentary tells the story of how an ordinary middle-class white kid became a radical Muslim jihadist who is now serving time in a British prison on a terrorism conviction.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Private Life of Heinrich Himmler

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Nazi SS Commander perpetrated some of the worst atrocities of World War II. Yet a recently discovered cache of his letters and photos show he was also a loving husband and father.

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Soundcheck

'20,000 Days' In The Life Of Nick Cave

Friday, September 12, 2014

The directors of the award-winning documentary talk about the film's unusual format -- which combines scripted narration and fly-on-the-wall footage -- and longtime friendship with Cave.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why a Potential New Cancer Treatment Was Covered Up

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What led a science writer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to expose a cover-up involving a potentially promising experimental cancer therapy.  

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