John Oliver’s new comedy show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, has probed, poked fun and raised serious questions about a variety of news topics, from India’s elections to Supreme Court decisions. Oliver sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss being a comedian and not a newscaster, plus how he chooses his material and becoming more American. Continue reading
Public health experts have long warned of a growing obesity epidemic in America. This week, the Institute of Medicine and others launched a major campaign in hopes of curbing the problem. Ray Suarez and Dr. Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health discuss the personal and public consequences of obesity. Continue reading
Lawrence Wright is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.” His documentary on the subject, “My Trip to al-Qaeda,” premieres on HBO next week.
A new HBO miniseries based on a Pulitzer-Prize winning biography by David McCullough aims to present an authentic portrayal of the life and times of America’s second president, John Adams. McCullough and actor Paul Giamatti, who plays Adams in the series, discuss the production. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown reports on the HBO series “The Wire,” which looks at the troubled streets of Baltimore through an unusual lens, and talks to creator David Simon about his attempt to break the traditional “cop show” genre. Continue reading
Filmmaker CC Goldwater, tells the story of her late grandfather Barry Goldwater, the Arizona senator and one-time candidate for president through a documentary to air on HBO. Continue reading