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Here's The Thing: Lena Dunham and Elaine Stritch (201)

From: WNYC
Series: Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin
Length: 59:00

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Decades apart in age, both of Alec’s guests have broken barriers and blazed new trails in how women are depicted on stage and screen.   Alec visits first with Lena Dunham, creator and co-executive producer of the HBO hit series GIRLS.  The show, going into its third season, examines the life of twenty-something Hannah Horvath, played by Dunham, and her friends as they stumble their way toward adulthood.  Dunham discusses her creative relationship with co-executive producer Judd Apatow, and how coming from a family of artists has affected her work.

Alec then speaks with actress Elaine Stritch, who after performing for nearly 70 years, recently moved home to Birmingham, Michigan.  As Elaine tells Alec, she doesn't "want to pretend anymore."  Stritch details her transition from the Sacred Heart Convent to New York theater classes sitting between Walter Matthau and Marlon Brando. Alec and Elaine also reminisce about working together on 30 Rock when she played his character’s mother, Colleen Donaghy. 

For information, please contact Deb Blakeley, Blakeley & Company, LLC, 612-377-1207 or blakeley.deb@gmail.com 

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Piece Description

Decades apart in age, both of Alec’s guests have broken barriers and blazed new trails in how women are depicted on stage and screen.   Alec visits first with Lena Dunham, creator and co-executive producer of the HBO hit series GIRLS.  The show, going into its third season, examines the life of twenty-something Hannah Horvath, played by Dunham, and her friends as they stumble their way toward adulthood.  Dunham discusses her creative relationship with co-executive producer Judd Apatow, and how coming from a family of artists has affected her work.

Alec then speaks with actress Elaine Stritch, who after performing for nearly 70 years, recently moved home to Birmingham, Michigan.  As Elaine tells Alec, she doesn't "want to pretend anymore."  Stritch details her transition from the Sacred Heart Convent to New York theater classes sitting between Walter Matthau and Marlon Brando. Alec and Elaine also reminisce about working together on 30 Rock when she played his character’s mother, Colleen Donaghy. 

For information, please contact Deb Blakeley, Blakeley & Company, LLC, 612-377-1207 or blakeley.deb@gmail.com 

Timing and Cues

Each episode is 59 minutes long and includes two 1-minute floating ID breaks. There is no newscast hole.

Segment 1: 0:00 – 17:17

Seg 1 In cue: "I'm Alec Baldwin and this is Here's the Thing from WNYC Radio.
Seg 1 Out cue: "... more information is available at go to meeting.com

Break 1: 17:17 - 18:17

Segment 2: 18:17 - 46:08

Seg 2 In cue: "This is Alec Baldwin and you're listening to Here's the Thing from WNYC Radio ...

Seg 2 Out cue: "... information about benefits at Capitol One Venture Card dot com."

Break 2: 46:08 - 47:08

Segment 3: 47:08 - 58:59

Seg 3 In cue: "This is Alec Baldwin and Here's the Thing: when you reach ..."
Seg 3 Out cue: “… Here’s the Thing is produced by WNYC Radio and distributed by PRX-dot-org, the Public Radio Exchange.” (followed by 11 seconds of music fade out.)