Tag: TV

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The Mourning Anchor

On the talent, ego, and late father of Bryant Gumbel.

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My Accidental Career as a Russian Screenwriter

“In this scene, set at a government dacha, they are joined by their American counterparts at the State Department for a daylong picnic that grows increasingly informal, involving drinks, flirtation, a guitar jam and (spoiler) contact between two spies. At times in my new job, I feel like a spy myself, and one with a shaky cover. I don’t have a good answer for how I got here.”
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"They Get Replaced. I Stay The Same."

Talking to Lee Daniels about Empire, Hollywood, and survival.

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Mostly Joking

Behind the scenes with the creator of Black-ish.

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The Mayor vs. the Mogul

Mike Bloomberg goes back to work.

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Anchorman: The Legend of Don Lemon

The CNN anchor may not be the clueless bumbler the internet believes him to be.

Previously: Brodesser-Akner on the Longform Podcast.
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Necessarily the News

The politics and rhetoric of Trevor Noah’s appointment as the new host of the Daily Show.

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This Magic Moment

David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos and director of the series finale, analyzes the final scene shot-by-shot.

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The Cousins Karamazov

David Simon and Richard Price, two of the greatest crime storytellers of our time, talk about their craft.

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Scenes with Joan Scheckel

She teaches directors to direct.

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(Actually) True War Stories at NBC News

It’s a mess inside the network – and Brian Williams may still come out on top.