Arts Express: Carol Burnett Talks In Such Good Company

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In Such Good Company: A Conversation With Carol Burnett

Discussing her newly released book with vivid recollections of The Carol Burnett Show, the first television variety program hosted by a woman. The challenges she faced in that male-dominated comedy world, and how surviving a troubled childhood growing up during the Great Depression has fueled her humor.

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Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett

Snowden

A look at Oliver Stone’s US Surveillance State thriller. With commentary, and Stone speaking from the San Diego Comic-Con conference.

Snowden movie poster
Snowden poster.

Bro On The World Film Beat

The Venice Film Festival Wrap-Up Report. Referencing Tolstoy in the Philippines, Nasty One Percent filmmaking, and Jackie Kennedy biopic signifying the rise of celebrity melodrama.

natalie portman, jackie kennedy biopic.
Jackie Kennedy and Natalie Portman.

Also, Professor Broe’s analysis of the ongoing worker uprising of both students and teachers at Long Island University, where he taught until relocating to a position at the Sorbonne in Paris.

The Beatles Eight Days a Week

Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

TV anchor Larry Kane, who journeyed with the Beatles on their 47 concerts and figures in this Ron Howard directed documentary, phones into Arts Express to share memories and the making of this movie, along with what he may know about the Beatles that nobody else does.

Also, as the first radio reporter when he was just a teenager in Florida, to break news about the CIA Bay Of Pigs invasion in 1961; and what he can say as a veteran TV anchor covering 23 political conventions, about the strange US presidential campaign period in progress.

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Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.