Christiane Amanpour looks back at some of the best interviews in the past year. Ali Soufan, former FBI Special Agent and Lawrence Wright, author of "The Looming Tower" join the show to discuss the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and American foreign policy. Actor Ethan Hawke talks about his decades-long career and directing his latest film "Blaze". Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Director Nadine Labaki, about her film "Capernaum" which tells the story of a young Syrian refugee in Lebanon. via Knit
Pulitzer prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and former FBI special agent Ali Soufan join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the bi-partisan event in Congress they're attending to mark 100 days since Jamal Khashoggi's murder. Spike Lee, the director of "BlacKkKlansman" discusses the extraordinary true story behind the film. Our Walter Isaacson talks to New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin about the link between credit cards and mass shootings. via Knit
This week on On Story we’ll hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright on his new book God Save Texas and the Hulu mini-series he adapted from his 2006 book The Looming Tower. And later, we’ll hear from Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost on the cult television series return to air after 25 years. Multi-talented scribe Lawrence Wright has told stories as an author, screenwriter, playwright and journalist. Last month Wright released his highly anticipated new novel God Save Texas, which explores the history, culture, and politics of ‘the most controversial state in America’. I interviewed Wright on the day of the books release at an event cosponsored by Austin Film Festival and The Texas Book Festival. We’re back with author and television creator, Lawrence Wright. In 2006 Wright released the Pultizer Prize-winning novel, The Looming Tower - which explored the events that led to the September 11th terrorist attacks. Earlier this year Wright teamed with his frequent documentarian collaborator Alex Gibney and filmmaker Dan Futterman to adapt the novel into a Hulu miniseries of the same name. The show stars Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, and Michael Stulhbarg. Clips of The Looming Tower courtesy of Legendary Television & Hulu. Mark Frost started his career as a staff writer on the celebrated 80’s police procedural Hill Street Blues. In 1990, Frost partnered with filmmaker David Lynch to co-create the television series, Twin Peaks. The shows mix of melodrama, surrealism, offbeat humor and horror was quickly celebrated for being unlike anything else on network television. In 2017, the series returned to air 25 years after its initial run for an 18 episode limited series on the Showtime network. I spoke with Mark Frost about revisiting old creations at the 24th annual Austin Film Festival in 2017. Clips of Twin Peaks (1990) courtesy of Lynch/Frost Productions, Inc., American Broadcasting Company (ABC).