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19:10

Remembering 'Barton Fink' actor Michael Lerner

The character actor, who died April 8, guest starred on dozens of TV shows and was nominated for an Oscar for playing a Hollywood studio executive in Barton Fink. Originally broadcast in 1992.

Obituary
52:30

"'Office' Star B.J. Novak Wants To Surprise You With His New Project"

B.J. Novak served as a writer and an executive producer of The Office, and played Ryan, one of the stars of the series. Novak created the new topical anthology series The Premise. Each episode deals with an important cultural issue, like social justice, sex tapes, guns, and how we’re shaped by social media. Novak talks about both shows, his early days doing standup, and how his idea of comedy and good writing was affected by his father, writer William Novak.

Interview
44:12

Louis C.K. Gets 'Lucky'

Comic and actor Louis C.K. created and stars in the new HBO comedy series Lucky Louie. C.K. has been a writer for David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Chris Rock and Saturday Night Live. He also wrote, produced and directed the film Pootie Tang. Lucky Louie airs Sunday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO, following Entourage.

Interview
21:27

Lorraine Bracco, 'On the Couch'

Lorraine Bracco's character on HBO's The Sopranos has the unenviable job of psychoanalyzing mob boss Tony Soprano. Bracco's career has plenty of mob connections: She received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas. Now she has written a memoir, On the Couch.

Interview

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