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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0400Fuqua discusses his remake of The Magnificent Seven. Critic John Powers reviews the ABC series, Designated Survivor. Opera singer Green recounts his journey to becoming an opera singer.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:47:02 -0400Critic David Edelstein says that despite its irresistible plot, Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960 classic Western is ultimately "just another formula revenge picture."
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:47:02 -0400Karr discusses the faults of memory, the challenges of writing about loved ones and the pain of deleting pages because "there was something untrue about them." Originally broadcast Sept. 15, 2015.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:43:55 -0400Hanson also directed The River Wild, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, 8 Mile and the TV movie Too Big to Fail. He died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 71. Originally broadcast in 1997.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:43:55 -0400Before making Narcos, Eric Newman spent years researching Pablo Escobar's story. He says, "For us ... it was very important to show the most balanced look at the [drug] war we possibly could."
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:25:00 -0400Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960 Western centers on a band of men who have volunteered to save a village from a greedy mine owner. Fuqua says it's a "simple story of [being] in service of others."
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:21:00 -0400Sutherland plays a Cabinet member who becomes president after an explosion takes out the U.S. Capitol — and everyone above him in the pecking order. Critic John Powers has a review.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:54:00 -0400Albee made his debut as a Broadway playwright in 1962 with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which went on to win a Tony Award. He died Friday at the age of 88. Originally broadcast in 1984.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:54:00 -0400Ryan Speedo Green grew up in a trailer park and did time in juvenile detention before discovering he had a unique singing voice. He now performs at New York's Metropolitan Opera.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:10:00 -0400Married couple Rennie and Brett Sparks have been writing songs together for 21 years. Their latest album, Unseen, is based on their experiences living in the Southwest.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:38:00 -0400Ross explains why he's careful about the things he says during celebrity roasts. Critic David Edelstein reviews Oliver Stone's Snowden. Wambach discusses her new memoir, Forward.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:42:00 -0400Stone's new film presents the exiled former NSA contractor as a heroic whistle-blower. Critic David Edelstein says movie's take on Snowden is entertaining — but also a bit one-sided.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:42:00 -0400As a biracial child growing up in Philadelphia, Mat Johnson identified as black, but looked white. His latest novel is about a man returning to his childhood home. Originally broadcast June 29, 2015.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:07:33 -0400Drummer Jim Black slips rock-ish beats beats under a jazz groove on his trio's new album. Critic Kevin Whitehead says the sound on The Constant has a distinctive edge that "pops out of the speakers."
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:07:33 -0400In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Eventually the entire black population of Forsyth County was driven out, says Blood at the Root author Patrick Phillips.