1. Today we’re playing an excerpt of Terry’s interview with Elaine Stritch, a performer lucky enough to have debuted songs by Noel Coward and Stephen Sondheim, and to have been coached by each of them.  She died last Thursday at the age of 89. 
Stritch used to describe herself as “a Catholic, diabetic, alcoholic, pain in the ass.”  Her Broadway career began in 1946.  She was Ethel Merman’s understudy in the Irving Berlin musical Call Me Madam in the early 50s, and starred in Noel Coward’s 1961 Broadway musical Sail Away, in a role that he expanded to suit her large talent.   In 1970 she co-starred in the Sondheim musical Company, where she sang what became one of her signature songs, The Ladies Who Lunch.  In 2002, she was on Broadway in her autobiographical one woman show Elaine Stritch At Liberty.   In 2010, she replaced Angela Lansbury in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.  TV audiences knew her from 30 Rock playing Alec Baldwin’s mother. 
Terry spoke with Stritch in 1999, when she was starring in a revival of Sail Away, in honor of Noel Coward’s centennial.  View in High-Res

    Today we’re playing an excerpt of Terry’s interview with Elaine Stritch, a performer lucky enough to have debuted songs by Noel Coward and Stephen Sondheim, and to have been coached by each of them.  She died last Thursday at the age of 89. 

    Stritch used to describe herself as “a Catholic, diabetic, alcoholic, pain in the ass.”  Her Broadway career began in 1946.  She was Ethel Merman’s understudy in the Irving Berlin musical Call Me Madam in the early 50s, and starred in Noel Coward’s 1961 Broadway musical Sail Away, in a role that he expanded to suit her large talent.   In 1970 she co-starred in the Sondheim musical Company, where she sang what became one of her signature songs, The Ladies Who Lunch.  In 2002, she was on Broadway in her autobiographical one woman show Elaine Stritch At Liberty.   In 2010, she replaced Angela Lansbury in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.  TV audiences knew her from 30 Rock playing Alec Baldwin’s mother. 

    Terry spoke with Stritch in 1999, when she was starring in a revival of Sail Away, in honor of Noel Coward’s centennial. 

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  1. Posted on 6 June, 2014

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    Celebrate National Doughnut Day Liz Lemon-style. 

    (PS. Here’s our interview with Tina Fey)

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  1. Fox just ordered a pilot for Tina Fey's new sitcom project!  Fey and 30 Rock producer Matt Hubbard are working on a series about a former women's college in its first year of accepting men.

Tina Fey came by the Fresh Air studio after the release of her bestseller Bossypants.
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    Fox just ordered a pilot for Tina Fey's new sitcom project!  Fey and 30 Rock producer Matt Hubbard are working on a series about a former women's college in its first year of accepting men.

    Tina Fey came by the Fresh Air studio after the release of her bestseller Bossypants.

    via vulture

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  1. Posted on 25 January, 2013

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    The series finale of 30 Rock will air on January 31. Let’s all promise to be there for each other in our time of need and try to wave goodbye to it like human beings. We pay tribute to 30 Rock on the show today with excerpts from past interviews with Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan. In 2011, Fey talked about working with Baldwin and Morgan:




They are different. It’s funny because it’s rare that we’re all three together. The way that things are scheduled, I’ll go on and it’s either a day of all me and Alec … or all me and Tracy. It’s fun when we’re all together … but we kind of know each other by now, and we know the rhythm of who likes to shoot their coverage first and who likes to wait and go second.




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    The series finale of 30 Rock will air on January 31. Let’s all promise to be there for each other in our time of need and try to wave goodbye to it like human beings. We pay tribute to 30 Rock on the show today with excerpts from past interviews with Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan. In 2011, Fey talked about working with Baldwin and Morgan:

    They are different. It’s funny because it’s rare that we’re all three together. The way that things are scheduled, I’ll go on and it’s either a day of all me and Alec … or all me and Tracy. It’s fun when we’re all together … but we kind of know each other by now, and we know the rhythm of who likes to shoot their coverage first and who likes to wait and go second.

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  1. Posted on 22 June, 2012

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    Monday: Alec Baldwin

    Monday: Alec Baldwin

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  1. Posted on 7 November, 2011

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    aesalazar:

The cast of 30 Rock won’t stop until they all have a public radio show. First Alec Baldwin on WNYC, and now Tina Fey is host of The Kitchen Sister’s “The Hidden World of Girls.”

Tina Fey on Fresh Air Alec Baldwin on Fresh Air Tracy Morgan on Fresh Air Will Arnett on Fresh Air View in High-Res

    aesalazar:

    The cast of 30 Rock won’t stop until they all have a public radio show. First Alec Baldwin on WNYC, and now Tina Fey is host of The Kitchen Sister’s “The Hidden World of Girls.”

    Tina Fey on Fresh Air Alec Baldwin on Fresh Air Tracy Morgan on Fresh Air Will Arnett on Fresh Air

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  1. Will Arnett on Gob Bluth’s magic tricks: “We used to have magicians come in to work on these tricks to actually get them wrong. But they still had to work. We had to bring magicians on to make magic not work.” [complete interview here]

    Will Arnett on Gob Bluth’s magic tricks: “We used to have magicians come in to work on these tricks to actually get them wrong. But they still had to work. We had to bring magicians on to make magic not work.” [complete interview here]

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  1. Posted on 21 April, 2011

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    fallingforthefirsttime:

This is one of my favorite lines in the whole series.

Just realized I saved this as a draft in preparation for Tina Fey coming on Fresh Air and never published it. 
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    fallingforthefirsttime:

    This is one of my favorite lines in the whole series.

    Just realized I saved this as a draft in preparation for Tina Fey coming on Fresh Air and never published it. 

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