Intimate, honest conversations on 'Here's the Thing' with Alec Baldwin

Mar 1, 2019

"Here's the Thing" is a series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by Alec Baldwin. Alec talks with artists, policy makers and performers -- to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work.

This season of "Here's the Thing" includes six hour-long episodes, which you'll hear through the month of March and into April on WRVO. Tune in each Sunday night at 7 p.m. for eye-opening conversations.

This season's guests:

Sunday, March 3 at 7 p.m.: Grace Coddington, Dawn Porter, Janice Min

Three of the most interesting, powerful women in the creative industries: "Vogue" Creative Director Grace Coddington, "US Weekly" and "Hollywood Reporter" turnaround-artist Janice Min, and documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter. Each takes us into the stressful, exhilarating intersection of art and commerce, an describes the brass-tacks process of making magazines or movies.

Sunday, March 10 at 7 p.m.: John Dean, Jeffrey Toobin

Two conversations with men uniquely situated to understand how President Trump could be brought down by legal trouble. First John Dean, Nixon’s White House Counsel and the man who eventually revealed the Watergate coverup. Then Jeffrey Toobin, who’s writing THE book on the Mueller-Russia investigation. Alec covers Toobin’s other defining books, too -- on OJ and Patty Hearst.

Sunday, March 17 at 7 p.m.: Laurie Metcalf, Jamie Cromwell

You know Laurie Metcalf as Roseanne’s sister on the show, and James Cromwell as the guy who made you cry in "Babe' -- “That’ll do, pig.” But each of them got started on the stage -- training with the best teachers and exploding expectations of familiar characters with now-famous, radically new interpretations. Alec engages two acting greats about balancing a career in Hollywood with the draw of the theater.

Sunday, March 24 at 7 p.m.: Barbara Streisand

Barbra Streisand has had multiplatinum albums every decade going back to the 60s. She has also had Alec Baldwin over for lunch. Even better, she let him record it. Their conversation ranges from Yentl to Medea, marriage to global warming, and returns multiple times to ice cream.

Sunday, March 31 at 7 p.m.: Cameron Crowe, David Crosby

On this “Here’s the Thing,” David Crosby and Cameron Crowe: a legend of rock and a legend of film. Crosby opens up to Alec about the end of Crosby Stills and Nash (“violently bad”) and Crowe shares stories about his teen years following rock tours for "Rolling Stone," and about dangerous driving with Tom Cruise while they were making Jerry Maguire. Plus Crowe and Alec discuss their mutual adoration of David Crosby, of course.

Sunday, April 7 at 7 p.m.: Sheila Nevins, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Two people are perhaps more responsible than anyone for the remarkable resurgence of American documentary filmmaking over the past 30 years. They are Sheila Nevins, longtime head of HBO Documentaries, and Ken Burns, whose deep, multipart dives into pivot-points in American history are almost a genre of their own. They engage Alec in candid conversations about their lives and work, and Burns is joined by the brilliant Lynn Novick, his longtime collaborator who has been taking her mentor’s style and making it her own.