DREXEL INTERVIEW, THE

NOLA Code:
DREX 0700 H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
9 / 30
Genre:
Rights End:
9/16/2021
Producer
Drexel University
TV-G
CC
sIX
Mono
Year Produced:
2018
Version:
Base
The Drexel InterView TM is a half-hour, original series featuring interesting people and interesting talk. Hosted by best-selling author, critic and Drexel University Distinguished Professor of English Paula Marantz Cohen, each episode features an interview with a noteworthy figure. Guests reflect a diversity of opinions and backgrounds and come from fields including art, politics, science and business.

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#701 Tom Perrotta
Author Tom Perrotta’s work gained unusual access into popular culture through film and television relatively early on in his career. Best known for his books Election, Little Children, and The Leftovers (all of which have been adapted for the screen), Perrotta’s diversity of themes resonate with the current social climate of politics, class, religion, and sexuality. Host Paula Marantz Cohen discusses Perrotta’s popular works, the recent Mrs. Fletcher, and the catharsis of his writing.

#702 Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is an international best-selling author shrouded for many years in controversy stemming from his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses, which invoked protest and an Islamic fatwah. Rushdie is the author of numerous novels including The Man Booker Prize-winning Midnight’s Children, The Moor’s Last Sigh, Shalimar the Clown, and his recent The Golden House. His body of work integrates an autobiographical international trajectory, the hybrid identity of both insider and outsider perspectives, and the globalism of place. Host Paula Marantz Cohen explores the range of Rushdie’s most notable works, his cosmopolitan timeline, and his early rise to critical acclaim all while working as a part-time “mad man” copywriter.

#703 Gordon S. Wood, Part 1
This is the first part of a two-part interview with eminent Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood, focusing on the complex relationship between two United States forefathers detailed in Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Wood’s biographical account brings to light the friendship and intellectual connection of these prominent public figures, as well as their stark differences of opinion in the face of the American Revolution. Host Paula Marantz Cohen and Wood reflect on the ideals and intellectual consequences of the Revolution; the importance of contextualizing the past; and the prominent differences between Jefferson the idealist and Adams the pragmatist.

#704 Gordon S. Wood, Part 2
This is the second part of a two-part interview with eminent Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood, focusing on the complex relationship between two United States forefathers detailed in Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Wood’s biographical account brings to light the friendship and intellectual connection of these prominent public figures, as well as their stark differences of opinion in the face of the American Revolution. Host Paula Marantz Cohen and Wood continue their discussion on the differing personal, intellectual, and political positions of Adams and Jefferson; the compromise of American ideals, relative to the institution of slavery and the Revolution’s impact on indigenous populations; and the eventual alienation between Adams and Jefferson.

#705 Roz Chast, Part 1
This is the first part of a two-part interview with cartoonist and graphic novelist Roz Chast, renowned for four decades of contributions to The New Yorker. Chast is also the author and illustrator of a number of books, including 2014’s award-winning bestseller Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? and 2017’s Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York. Host Paula Marantz Cohen and Chast recount the artist’s path from modest Brooklyn upbringings to the pages of The New Yorker; motifs and social commentary in her work; and her lifelong love affair with New York.

#706 Roz Chast, Part 2
This is the second part of a two-part interview with cartoonist and graphic novelist Roz Chast, renowned for four decades of contributions to The New Yorker. Chast is also the author and illustrator of a number of books, including 2014’s award-winning bestseller Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? and 2017’s Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York. Host Paula Marantz Cohen and Chast continue their discussion focusing on these two books: one about the artist’s lifelong love affair with New York, and the other about the painstaking but sometimes hilarious nature of caring for aging parents.

#707 Prison Reform
Incarceration and prison reform define the social and political landscape of the United States more than ever before, impacting lives both behind and beyond bars. In this special episode, three experts on national prison reform, policy, advocacy and criminal justice—including a formerly incarcerated man, who spent over 35 years in prison—join Host Paula Marantz Cohen to analyze this complex topic and its ramifications for the individual, family, and greater community.

#708 Diane Barnes
Diane Barnes is a Yale-trained physician who experienced a life-altering stroke, transforming the way she sees herself and the world around her. Now a Meisner-trained actor and writer, she has performed her national one-woman stage production My Stroke of Luck in New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco to audience acclaim. Host Paula Marantz Cohen examines Barnes’ dramatic metamorphosis from her family’s prestigious and unusual legacy in medicine and her role as a single mother of two adopted sons to her post-stroke recovery and self-realization as a performing artist.

#709 Michael I. Posner
Michael I. Posner is a distinguished psychologist and neuroscientist. Posner’s extensive career as an emeritus professor at the University of Oregon and as a researcher in the field of attention have positioned him at the forefront of discovery in behavioral neuroscience. Host Paula Marantz Cohen delves into the origins and impact of Posner’s influential research to better understand human cognition.

Program Rights

Broadcast Rights:
Unlimited
Rights Dates:
9/17/2018 - 9/16/2021
School Rights:
1YR
V.O.D. Rights:
Yes
V.O.D. Rights Type:
Concurrent w/broadcast rights
Linear Live Streaming:
Yes
Rights Notes:
Non-Commercial Cable Rights:
Yes