“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” a 2010 bestseller and now an HBO film, tells the story of a journalist’s search to learn more about the real woman behind HeLa cells, which have been essential to numerous medical breakthroughs. I spoke with author Rebecca Skloot and Rose Byrne, who plays Skloot in the movie.
Legendary movie star Burt Reynolds stars in the new film, “Dog Years,” which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. It’s about an aging actor and closely parallels Reynolds’ own story. I spoke with Reynolds about the film, his career and President Trump.
In an exclusive interview, I spoke with Deborah Ziegler, author of the new book “Wild and Precious Life.” She recounts her personal and profound journey after learning her only child, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
I sat down with America’s most decorated gymnast, Simone Biles, at John’s Pizzeria in Times Square. She opened up about her difficult early childhood and her path to Olympic glory. She also spoke about her new book, “Courage to Soar.”
Feminist icon and author Gloria Steinem joined me on Yahoo News to discuss women and the 2016 race, Steinem’s take on the latest Trump news, and the historic moment of a woman – Hillary Clinton – at the top of a major party ticket. Steinem addresses the disparity between Donald Trump’s public statements on women juxtaposed with a woman now running his campaign. Steinem also discusses her memoir, “My Life on the Road,” out in paperback this month.
Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch once authored a book opposing assisted suicide and euthanasia. With Gorsuch now up for confirmation, the husband of the late Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill woman who fought for the right to die in 2014, is speaking out. “If Neil Gorsuch, or anyone in his position, had seen firsthand what ‘medical aid in dying’ is, he would probably have a much different opinion,” Dan Diaz told me. “And what he wrote in his book would be significantly different had he known my wife, Brittany.”
Bob Costas of NBC Sports talks to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the numerous concerns heading into the upcoming Summer Games in Rio including security, pollution and fears over the Zika virus.
It’s been a big season for women in politics – both in fictional worlds and real ones. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) talks about playing the fictional president Selina Meyer and Rebecca Traister (All the Single Ladies) digs into the moment and meaning of Hillary Clinton’s presidential nomination. Plus, Katie takes a field trip to Times Square to find out what a woman nominee, and potential president, means to everyday Americans.
It’s a sobering statistic. A new American Cancer Society study found that members of Generation X and millennials face up to four times the risk of colon and rectal cancer as baby boomers. From the mid-1980s through 2013, colon cancer rates in adults aged 20 to 39 increased by one to two percent per year, according to the findings. For adults aged 40 to 54, rates increased by 0.5 to one percent annually from the mid-1990s through 2013.
I spoke with Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, and Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, director of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center.
The new film “Wolves” takes on high school basketball and family drama. I sat down with writer-director Bart Freundlich and co-stars, Michael Shannon and Carla Gugino, to talk about the movie.
Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain stopped by Yahoo News to talk about her latest movie, “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” the true story behind it and how to bring change to Hollywood.