In the Studio: Nancy Pelosi 8/26

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Date: Monday, August 26
Time: 9am (Doors open at 8:30am)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

OFFICIAL HEAD SHOT 300 DPIU.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has represented California’s 12th District, including most of San Francisco, for 25 years. Leader Pelosi was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2007-2011. She was also the first woman to lead a major American political party when she became Democratic Leader in 2002. Leader Pelosi is in Austin for the AAUW’s “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds,” a discussion about her new economic agenda for women. August 26 is Women’s Equality Day.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a fourth  season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.

 

In the Studio: Civic Summit 4/12

How can a community overcome damage from bigotry and hate?

On Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 pm, Civic Summit talks with community leaders and activists to show how Central Texans are working to create an atmosphere of respect through prevention, response and healing. Join us as part of the studio audience by RSVPing now

Moderator Tom Spencer, CEO of Interfaith Action of Central Texas, will host live television event. Panelists will include Art Acevedo, Chief of Police Austin Police Department; Muna Hussaini, Community Activist; and Karen Gross, Austin Community Director Anti-Defamation League. Civic Summit: Creating A Community of Respect is part of the citywide Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project.

Thursday, April 12th in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
6:30 pm Doors open
7:15 pm Everyone must be seated to get instructions about this live broadcast
7:30 pm Live broadcast begins airing on KLRU
8:30 pm event ends

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In the Studio: Jill Abramson tapes Overheard 3/12

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with
Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times
DATE: March 12
TIME: 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Abramson became executive editor last fall, and has described her new job as like “ascending to Valhalla.” She’s a New York native who says the paper was like religion in her home growing up. She’s also the first woman to head the Times – an important milestone for a paper with a history of lawsuits and anecdotes alleging discrimination. Abramson worked as a deputy bureau chief and investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal before joining the Times in 1997. She rose quickly, becoming Washington bureau chief in 2000 and managing editor in 2003. Abramson is the author of several books, including Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas and The Puppy Diaries.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a second season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida. We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch past Overheard interviews at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Jim Lehrer tapes Overheard 11/16

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Jim Lehrer on November 16 at 3:00 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Jim Lehrer is well-known to PBS fans as the Executive Editor and longtime anchor of the PBS NewsHour, successor to the long-running MacNeil/Lehrer Report. But in addition to his career as an award-winning journalist, he can add presidential debate moderator, novelist, playwright and now author of the new book Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain. After starting his career as a print reporter in Dallas, Lehrer worked for that city’s PBS station before moving to Washington, DC. With Robert MacNeil, he led continuous live coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings, winning an Emmy for their work and launching a long partnership. Lehrer’s new book takes us inside the eleven presidential debates he has moderated during the last six presidential elections, sharing his experience as “the man in middle seat.” Tension City also describes the interviews Lehrer has conducted with candidates over the past 20 years about their debate experiences. Join us for a conversation with the “Dean of Moderators.” Our in-studio audience will have an opportunity for Q&A with the guest following the interview.

Overheard with Evan Smith is now in its second season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program. Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard

In The Studio: Bill Moyers on Overheard 11/14


UPDATED WITH NEW TIME
Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Bill Moyers on November 14 at noon in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Bill Moyers is an American journalist who has been honored for “daring to assume that viewing audiences are willing to think and learn.” For three decades, his work has asked meaningful questions and explored ideas at the forefront of the public debate. Before beginning his broadcasting career, Moyers worked as White House press secretary and Special Assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, and also served as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps during the Kennedy Administration. Moyers is a graduate of The University of Texas, and also holds a Master of Divinity degree – a connection to the themes of faith that some of his work has explored. In January, Moyers will launch his newest series to be offered to PBS stations, to be called Moyers & Company. You’ll learn about that program and hear about Moyers’ career during our interview. Our studio audience will have an opportunity for Q&A with Moyers afterward.

Overheard with Evan Smith is now in its second season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program. Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: John Hodgman tapes Overheard 11/8

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with John Hodgman.

DATE: November 8
TIME: 4 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

John Hodgman works as a PC in commercials, appears on The Daily Show as the program’s Resident Expert, maintains a startling number of online sites and also writes books. He’s in Austin to publicize his latest book, That Is All, described by the publisher as a guide to COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE. (Yes, the caps are theirs.) The book is described by us as laugh-out-loud funny but otherwise completely indescribable. Join us in the studio to hear what Hodgman has to say.

Overheard with Evan Smith is now in its second season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.

In the Studio: Len Downie, Jr. tapes Overheard 11/1

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Len Downie, Jr.

DATE: November 1
TIME: 1 p.m. (Doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

For seventeen years, Downie served as executive editor of The Washington Post, succeeding Ben Bradlee in that position. The paper won 25 Pulitzer
Prizes during his time in that position. Downie began his 44-year career with the paper as an intern in 1964, holding a wide variety of positions and helping to supervise the Post’s coverage of Watergate as deputy metro editor. He now teaches journalism at Arizona State University. In addition to his work as a journalist, Downie has published five books, including four works of non-fiction and one novel.

Join us for Overheard with Evan Smith’s second season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.

In the Studio: Overheard tapes Russell Banks 10/23

EDIT to show new time. Taping now starts at 2:15 p.m. instead of 2:45 p.m.

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Russell Banks on October 23, 2011 at 2:15 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 1:45. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP Now

Russell Banks is an award winning and best selling writer of novels, poetry and short stories. His work has been translated into twenty different languages, and two of his novels — Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter — have been made into feature films. Banks is known for stories that are shaped by his working-class childhood, and for writing with empathy and humor even when his characters and stories turn tragic. Lost Memory of Skin, Banks’ newest work, was published late last month. We thank the Texas Book Festival for bringing Banks to town.

Join us as Overheard with Evan Smith launches a second season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Overheard tapes Andy Borowitz 10/22

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Andy Borowitz on October 22,
2011 at 6:15 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Andy Borowitz is a writer and satirist known for his work in a wide variety of media. And he’s much
funnier than you. His work ranges from the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to frequent pieces in The New Yorker and his own satirical news project called The Borowitz Report. Borowitz was recently chosen by The Library of America to edit an anthology called The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion – a topic he certainly knows well. CBS News called Borowitz “one of the funniest people in America,” and we have to agree. Thank you, Texas Book Festival, for bringing Borowitz to town.

Join us as Overheard with Evan Smith launches a second season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Overheard tapes Juan Williams 10/22

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Juan Williams on October 22, 2011 at 1:15 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 12:45 p.m. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP Now.

Juan Williams has worked in media across the spectrum: newspapers, magazines, books, radio and TV. His work ranges from a bestselling book about the Civil Rights movement to his current position with Fox News, where he serves as a political analyst, panelist and frequent host. His new book, Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, looks at public discussion of some white-hot issues, including abortion, immigration and NPR’s widely-debated decision to fire Williams after a 10-year career with that organization. We thank the Texas Book Festival for bringing Williams to town.

Join us as Overheard with Evan Smith launches a second season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard