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.
Martin O'Malley, Democratic Candidate for President (#608H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG
Martin O'Malley is a Democratic candidate for president. He's the former Maryland Governor, a lifelong Democrat, and the frontman of an Irish rockband. He served as Mayor of Baltimore for 7 years. As Governor, O'Malley tackled many of the hottest issues in Democratic politics including gun control, expanded pre-K, and raising the minimum wage.
- KQED World: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Historian (#614) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Jon Meacham, Author & Presidential Historian (#609H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
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.
- KQED World: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me
President Barack Obama (#615) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
In a special episode of Overheard, Evan sits down with President Barack Obama for a discussion about civic engagement in the 21st Century. The interview is an excerpt of the Keynote Conversation at the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas on March 11, 2016.
Ethan Hawke, Actor & Author (#610H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
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.
- KQED World: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me
Jeffrey Goldberg, Journalist and Author (#616) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He won the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2003 for his reporting on terrorism. Prior to joining The Atlantic he was a Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker and has previously written for The New York Times Magazine, and New York magazine. Goldberg's most recent Atlantic article was a long-read on President Obama's foreign policy legacy called "The Obama Doctrine." It appears in the magazine's April 2016 issue.
Ken Burns, Filmmaker (#611H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
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: Sat, May 28, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me
Kara Swisher, Executive Editor Re/Code (#617) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Kara Swisher is the Executive Editor of Re/code, Host of the Re/code Decode podcast and Executive Producer of the Code Conference, which brings together technology influencers and CEOs. Swisher has been covering technology and digital issues since 1997 when she was a reporter in the Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau. She's been called Silicon Valley's "Most feared and well-liked" journalist and the region's "most powerful snoop." Swisher also writes occasionally for Vanity Fair magazine.
Richard Linklater, Filmmaker (#612H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG
Richard Linklater is a multiple Academy Award-nominated director and screenwriter. His credits include Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise, A Scanner Darkly, School of Rock, Bernie, and Boyhood. Linklater's most recent Oscar nominations were for Boyhood, which was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Film Editing. That film won him the Golden Globe for Best Director. Linklater's newest film, Everybody Wants Some, is in theaters April 2016.
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Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary (#613) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 5:00pm Remind me