Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion and the league’s only six-time MVP. He is has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for newspapers and magazines around the world, such as The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter. A New York Times best-selling author, he has written 14 books, including two recent memoirs: Becoming Kareem for young readers, and Coach Wooden and Me about his lifelong friendship with famed UCLA coach John Wooden.
Ray and Joan is about many things: mid-20th century US cultural history; post-WW2 emergence of fast food culture; addiction and its impact on the family; addiction treatment (the early days of, in particular;) philanthropy that precedes the grandeur of Buffett and Gates; the no-nukes movement of the 80s; the San Diego Padres; the mass media’s influence on all of the above, and, most importantly of all, the complexity of marriage. Lisa Napoli was among the first journalists to cover the digital age as a staff reporter and columnist for The New York Times and its CyberTimes. She was an on-air technology reporter and columnist for MSNBC and as a host and reporter for public radio’s Marketplace; and an arts reporter at KCRW.
Join us for an hour long conversation with Don Cheadle including clips from the movie, Miles Ahead, marking the directorial debut of Academy Award® nominee Don Cheadle. Miles Ahead is an entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Miles Ahead is not a conventional bio-pic but rather a unique, no-holds barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis. Cheadle’s credits include Bogie Nights, Traffic, Hotel Rwanda, Crash, Ironman 2 and 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Cheadle also stars in, executive produces, and occasionally directs Showtime’s House of Lies, for which he has earned a Golden Globe.Read More
Join us for an evening with Garry Marshall — a creative force in Hollywood for more than 50 years. He has excelled as a writer, producer, director, and actor. Among his credits, in TV & Film – Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, and Laverne & Shirley; Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Beaches, The Other Sister, and The Princess Diaries.Read More