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
Maureen Dowd, Columnist and Best-Selling Author (Episode #702)
KQED World: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Maureen Dowd is a best-selling author and a columnist for The New York Times. In 1999 Dowd won the Pulitzer Prize for her columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal during the Clinton administration. She has most recently written The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics.
- KQED World: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Ken Burns, Filmmaker (Episode #611H)
KQED World: Sat, Oct 15, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
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).
Gloria Steinem, Author and Political Activist (Episode #701)
KQED World: Mon, Oct 10, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence. She now lives in New York City and has just finished a book detailing her more than thirty years on the road as a feminist organizer.
- KQED World: Mon, Oct 10, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Ethan Hawke, Actor & Author (Episode #610H)
KQED World: Sat, Oct 8, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Ethan Hawke is an Academy Award-nominated actor and screenwriter. He's also an author of three novels, including his most recent Rules for a Knight, which The New Yorker called "a hybrid parenting guide and self-help book." Hawke was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role last year for his performance in Boyhood. In his newest film, Born to be Blue, he plays legendary jazz musician Chet Baker. That film will be released March 25th.
Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary (Episode #613H)
KQED World: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Anthony Foxx is the 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx was Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina from 2009-2013. He also served as Charlotte City Council Member At-Large for two terms. While he was mayor, Charlotte extended the city's light rail system, expanded the airport, made highway improvements, and started a streetcar project.
- KQED World: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Jon Meacham, Author & Presidential Historian (Episode #609H)
KQED World: Sat, Oct 1, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling, presidential historian. He won the Pulitzer for biography in 2009 with his book American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. Meacham is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Lion, Franklin and Winston and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. Meacham's most recent book is Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.