Television

  • 3:00pm Sep 24, 2013

    Small-Screen Stars Honored At Emmy Awards

    Breaking Bad, AMC's soon-to-end tale of Walter White's descent into depravity, won the Emmy Award for best drama. Also, ABC's madcap Modern Family won its fourth Emmy Award in a row as best comedy series.
  • 10:36am Sep 05, 2013
    Arts Arts

    Seth Meyers' Prime-Time Political Parody

    For Fresh Air's Late Night week, we listen back to a 2008 interview with Seth Meyers, head writer at Saturday Night Live, and the co-anchor of Weekend Update. Meyers will be taking over from Jimmy Fallon on Late Night, now that Fallon is moving to The Tonight Show. A longer version of this interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 29, 2008.
  • Conan O'Brien interviews Bruce Willis in a 2005 episode of Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
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    1:57pm Aug 28, 2013
    Arts Arts

    Conan's 'Uphill Climb' To Late-Night Throne

    When O'Brien took over for David Letterman on NBC's Late Night, he had virtually no on-air experience. In a 2003 interview, O'Brien tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his efforts to fill Letterman's shoes and how his Irish-Catholic repression fuels his comedy.
  • 10:43am Aug 27, 2013
    Arts Arts

    Letterman And 'Tonight' Vet Go Behind The Scenes Of Late Night

    Fresh Air kicks off its late night TV theme week with a 1981 David Letterman interview, in which the host describes how late night TV changed the comedy business, and a 1988 interview with one-time Tonight Show executive producer Fred de Cordova.
  • 7:00am Aug 26, 2013
    Music & Culture Music & Culture

    MTV Video Awards Celebrate 30 Years

    The MTV Video Music Awards were held in Brooklyn, New York, Sunday night. The video of the year trophy went to Justin Timberlake for "Mirrors."