Overheard with Evan Smith
This series features in-depth interviews with today's most fascinating public figures. Meet politicians, authors, artists, actors, journalists, business people - anyone who's at the center of things. Join Evan for smart interviews with the country's most interesting people, always with an eye toward the news and always with a sense of humor.
Overheard with Evan Smith Previous Broadcasts
John Sununu, Former Gov. New Hampshire (Episode #607H)
KQED World: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
John H. Sununu is the former Governor of New Hampshire. He was also White House Chief of Staff for President George H.W. Bush. Most recently he was Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party. His memoir, The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush, was published in June.
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Historian (Episode #614)
KQED World: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, as well as Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. In addition to being an historian, Dr. Gates is also an author, cultural critic, and filmmaker. He has produced numerous series for PBS including Looking for Lincoln, Many Rivers to Cross: The History of the African American People, and Finding Your Roots, many of which he also hosts. His next documentary series, Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise will air on PBS stations this fall.
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Wendell Pierce, Actor and Author (Episode #606H)
KQED World: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Wendell Pierce is an actor, producer, and author, best known for playing Detective Bunk Moreland on HBO's "The Wire." A New Orleans native, he starred as Antoine Batiste in Treme, the HBO series about the city after Hurricane Katrina. Pierce is a three-time NAACP Image Award Nominee for best actor in a television drama and won the 2008 Image Award for best actor in a television movie. His memoir The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken was recently published.
Ken Burns, Filmmaker (Episode #611H)
KQED World: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Ken Burns is an acclaimed historical documentary filmmaker. His films have won 13 Emmys and two Oscar nominations and he's been honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His films and series, most of which appear on PBS, include The Civil War, The Dust Bowl, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, The War, Jazz, and Baseball. His next film, Jackie Robinson, will air on PBS on April 11 and 12. He is currently working on an 10 part film about the Vietnam War (released in 2017), as well as films about country music (2018), and Ernest Hemingway (2019).
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Margaret Atwood, Award-Winning Author (Episode #605H)
KQED World: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Margaret Atwood is an award-winning author of more than 40 volumes of poetry, children's literature, fiction, and nonfiction. She's best known for her novels, including The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, and The Blind Assassin, which won the Booker Prize in 2000. Her newest novel, The Heart Goes Last, was published in September.
Colin Jost, Comedian & Writer (Episode #620)
KQED World: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Colin Jost is co-anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update," alongside Michael Che. This is Colin's third season in the anchor chair. He was previously co-head writer and a staff writer at SNL. Colin has won three Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his SNL writing. He writes occasionally for The New Yorker. He also wrote and starred in "Staten Island Summer," a film based on his days as a lifeguard growing up in New York.
- KQED World: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Mary Lynn Rajskub, Comedian and Actress (Episode #603)
KQED World: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Mary Lynn Rajskub is a comedian and actress, best known for playing Chloe on Fox's super-popular series 24. She has also appeared on 2 Broke Girls, Californication, Arrested Development, Mr. Show, and as a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately. Rajskub has also been seen in movies, including Safety Not Guaranteed and The Kings of Summer.