Posts Tagged ‘interviews’

Scaramucci Media Tour

August 10, 2017

Scaramucci Media Tour
Anthony Scaramucci, the Wall Street sleaze employed as a temp worker in the Trump White House, will be interviewed on Sunday by George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week and on Monday by Stephen Colbert on CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert. While the Colbert appearance might be more amusing, the Mooch, who was President Trump’s Communications Director for 10 days, has something in common with Stephanopoulos, President Clinton’s Communications Director for a whopping 138 days.

As we know from The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza, Mr. Scaramucci gives one hell of an interview.

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Travel Ban

March 30, 2017

Novelist Mohsin Hamid talks about the Trump travel ban with Seth Myers.

Mohsin Hamid website.

More:

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid – magical vision of the refugee crisis,” Sukhdev Sandhu, The Guardian

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Aldous Huxley on Technodictators

February 22, 2017

Author Aldous Huxley, interviewed by Mike Wallace in 1958. Animated by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital). Colorist:Jennifer Yoo.  Producer: Amy Drozdowska.

Full interview here.

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Zappa

October 30, 2016

Composer and musician Frank Zappa, interviewed by Howard Smith on June 6, 1971. Mr. Zappa was on tour with the Mothers of Invention promoting their album Chunga’s Revenge and the film 200 Motels.

Animated by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital). Colorist:Jennifer Yoo. Audio Producer: Amy Drozdowska.

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Gene Wilder

August 31, 2016

Gene Wilder, interviewed by Letty Cottin Pogrebin at New York’s 92nd Street Y, 2007. Animated by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital). See the complete interview here.

“On stage or in the movies I could do whatever I wanted to. I was free.”

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Carl Sagan

August 13, 2016

“A literal reading of the Bible simply is a mistake; I mean it’s just wrong.”

Carl Sagan on October 4, 1985, as told to Studs Terkel. Animated by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital) and Quoted Studios. More of the interview here.

Carl Sagan Portal

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Muhammad Ali Goes to Mars

June 5, 2016

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali interviewed by 17-year-old Michael Aisner and James Stein for New Trier High School radio station WNTH-FM in Winnetka, Illinois in 1966.

Animated by Colin Raff for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital).

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Nina Simone

March 19, 2016

Nina Simone interviewed by Lillian Terry in 1968. Animation by Patrick Smith of Blend Films for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital).

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Frank Lloyd Wright, on Arrogance

March 12, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright interviewed by Mike Wallace in 1957, animated by Jennifer Yoo for Blank-on-Blank, PBS Digital.

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Bette Davis on Honesty, Brains and the Sexes

October 14, 2014

Bette Davis on Honesty, Brains, and the Sexes

Film star Bette Davis (1908 – 1989) was interviewed in 1963 by columnist Shirley Eder.  The recording  was recently animated by Patrick Smith of Blend Films for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital):

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