Theater

Danny Aiello: "I Only Know Who I Am When I'm Somebody Else"

Danny Aiello: "I Only Know Who I Am When I'm Somebody Else"

October 13, 2014

Academy Award-nominated actor Danny Aiello reflects on his childhood and life on stage and screen. How he broke into the acting world at age 40 and his work on more than 85 films, including "Moonstruck" and "Do The Right Thing."

Philippe Petit: "Creativity: The Perfect Crime"

Philippe Petit: "Creativity: The Perfect Crime"

May 14, 2014

In 1974, high wire artist Philippe Petit dazzled the world when he walked on a tightrope between New York's Twin Towers. In his new book, "Creativity: The Perfect Crime" he makes the case that breaking the rules is the key to creativity.

Actor Christine Lahti

October 15, 2013

Actor Christine Lahti is best known for playing a doctor in TV’s "Chicago Hope." She joins Diane to talk about the work that earned her an Emmy, Golden Globe and Oscar -– and her starring role in a new play.

Shohreh Aghdashloo: "The Alley Of Love And Yellow Jasmines"

June 13, 2013

Emmy Award-winning Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo reflects on her personal journey from Tehran to Hollywood.

Norman Lear & Kathleen Turner

Norman Lear & Kathleen Turner

June 20, 2012

Producer Norman Lear made television history with "All in the Family." Actress Kathleen Turner is a star of the screen and stage. Their careers and shared political activism.

Actor John Hurt

Actor John Hurt

December 1, 2011

John Hurt has spent much of his career playing misfits and outsiders. Although he’s known for his well worn face, he’s also known for his very distinctively rich voice. Hurt has appeared in over a hundred films in his five decades...

Edward Albee & Molly Smith

Edward Albee & Molly Smith

March 14, 2011

Edward Albee is one of the most influential living American playwrights today. In his over fifty years of works, he's received numerous awards and the honors keep coming. A new festival of Albee's plays at Washington, DC's Arena Stage...

A Conversation with Richard Dreyfuss

January 24, 2011

Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss wants to have more close encounters of the civics kind. He joins Diane to talk about his career and his passion for teaching American history.

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

November 26, 2010

Author A.E. Hotchner's intimate account of his remarkable fifty-three year friendship with Hollywood icon Paul Newman. The two met on a television project in 1955. Many decades later, they started Newman's Own food line as a prank and...

Kevin Spacey "Casino Jack"

Kevin Spacey "Casino Jack"

November 10, 2010

Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey has spent much of his career playing morally ambiguous characters. In his upcoming film “Casino Jack,” Spacey plays disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff who served time in prison on fraud...

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