Sherry Lansing, the first female studio head and former chairman and CEO of Paramount, has been behind some of the biggest movies. Now, journalist Stephen Galloway has written a biography of her life called “Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker.” Lansing stopped by Yahoo News to talk about the book, her career and behind-the-scenes moments.
Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion George Foreman and Sportscaster Bob Costas join me to remember great moments in the life of boxer and humanitarian Muhammad Ali. Ali died on Friday, June 3, 2016, at the age of 74.
She’s a groundbreaking celebrity in Afghanistan; at the ripe-old age of 6, she’s breaking down boundaries on television and speaking to children there about education, exercise and peace. She just made her silver screen debut and has already met with the country’s first lady.
Ever since Superman first burst onto the printed page in 1938, superheroes have become a staple of American storytelling — from comic books and TV shows to blockbuster movies and video games — conquering evil and injustice throughout.
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.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stopped by Yahoo News to talk about the current state of politics, her legacy in Washington and her new book, “Democracy: Stories From the Long Road to Freedom.”
Maria Zakharova, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, stopped by Yahoo News to talk about fake news, the U.S. airstrikes in Syria, President Trump, Russian influence on the French election and the dangers faced by gay men in Chechnya.
Independent artist Chance the Rapper made Grammy history with his wins for his streaming-only album. I went to one of his favorite spots, Harold’s Chicken Shack, to catch up with the 23-year-old unsigned rapper. We talked about his recent successes, his mixtape — called Coloring Book — Chicago and making music independently.
Doris Kearns Goodwin knows her presidents. As America’s leading presidential historian, she’s written five critically acclaimed and best-selling presidential biographies. Her book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln is revered by the likes of Steven Spielberg and President Obama. In this election week bonus episode, she joined us to help parse Donald Trump’s upset victory.
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Alan Gross, an American contractor held captive by the Fidel Castro regime for five years, was released in 2014 when President Obama reopened diplomatic relations with Cuba. Gross stopped by Yahoo News to talk about the death of the former Cuban leader and said Castro’s legacy is “brutality.” He also compared President-elect Donald Trump to Castro, saying, “He’s off his rocker. He’s a megalomaniac of the same ilk as Fidel Castro, only he’s not as well read.”