1. 2014 Emmy Award Nominations are out today.

    We’ve got interviews with several of the nominees: 

    Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, Matthew McConaughey, Tim Gunn, Jimmy Fallon, Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Amy Poehler, Louis C.K, Fred Armisen/Carrie Brownstein, Tina Fey, Key & Peele, Amy Schumer, Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black), Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Noah Hawley (Fargo)

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  1. In light of yesterday’s announcement that David Letterman will be retiring, we thought we’d share this great tribute by Tina Fey, at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012.

    And don’t forget this memorable tribute by Jimmy Kimmel from that same night.

    (Kimmel actually talks about that tribute in his Fresh Air interview)

    Also, Terry spoke to David Letterman in 1981 back when Fresh Air was a local show and Letterman was just getting started:

    "If you do one show a year or one show every three months or one show every four months, you have an awful lot of time to realize what a failure you’ve been.  But we do kind of a baseball season: We do a show one night and we hope it’s wonderful, and if not that, we hope it’s good and we hope it isn’t bad. But even if it’s a great show or even if it’s not such a good show, we do another show the next night and we have no time, except in self analysis, to decide why it wasn’t good or even why it was very good."

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  1. Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli reviews last night’s premiere of the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon: 

On last night’s opening show alone, the featured guests were Will Smith and U-2, but there were enough cameos to make it feel like an event called “Celebrities on Parade.” Seated at his desk after his opening monologue, Jimmy Fallon joked that one of his buddies, who bet that Jimmy would never host The Tonight Show, owed him a hundred dollars. To the delight of the crowd, Robert De Niro came out unannounced from behind the curtain, slammed a $100 bill down on Fallon’s desk, then exited without saying a word. After that, doing the same thing in rapid succession, so did Tina Fey. Joe Namath. And a string of others, from Mariah Carey, Joan Rivers and Seth Rogen to Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Tyson and Lady Gaga. And then, as the capper, Stephen Colbert came out, with a bucketful of pennies which he poured all over Jimmy Fallon, while taking a Selfie and giving him an appropriate welcome for someone who’s a new competitor in his Colbert Report time slot. 
"Welcome to 11:30, bitch," Colbert said. 


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    Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli reviews last night’s premiere of the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

    On last night’s opening show alone, the featured guests were Will Smith and U-2, but there were enough cameos to make it feel like an event called “Celebrities on Parade.” Seated at his desk after his opening monologue, Jimmy Fallon joked that one of his buddies, who bet that Jimmy would never host The Tonight Show, owed him a hundred dollars. To the delight of the crowd, Robert De Niro came out unannounced from behind the curtain, slammed a $100 bill down on Fallon’s desk, then exited without saying a word. After that, doing the same thing in rapid succession, so did Tina Fey. Joe Namath. And a string of others, from Mariah Carey, Joan Rivers and Seth Rogen to Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Tyson and Lady Gaga. And then, as the capper, Stephen Colbert came out, with a bucketful of pennies which he poured all over Jimmy Fallon, while taking a Selfie and giving him an appropriate welcome for someone who’s a new competitor in his Colbert Report time slot.

    "Welcome to 11:30, bitch," Colbert said.

    image via CNN

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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.
via vulture

    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. Did you catch the SNL parody of GIRLS? (feat. Tina Fey)

    We’re excited about the new SNL lineup. These new ladies can really do impressions!


    In case you missed it, here’s Lena’s interview with us in May of last year.

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  1. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler heckling Neil Patrick Harris was certainly a highlight of last night’s Emmy Awards.
The winners include:
Drama series: Breaking Bad
Comedy series: Modern Family
Mini series/ movie: Behind the Candelabra
Variety series: The Colbert Report

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    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler heckling Neil Patrick Harris was certainly a highlight of last night’s Emmy Awards.

    The winners include:


    Drama series: Breaking Bad

    Comedy series: Modern Family

    Mini series/ movie: Behind the Candelabra

    Variety series: The Colbert Report

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  1. David Letterman was “a new kind of funny.”

    As part of Late Night Week we wanted to share with you the hilarious and touching tribute to David Letterman at the Kennedy Center Honors, given by Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Ray Romano, and Jimmy Kimmel.

    Today Jimmy Kimmel is on the show to tell us about growing up a Letterman fanatic, taping his family’s fights for material, and setting up his own career behind the desk.

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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. On today’s show
we remember cabaret singer Barbara Lea
rebroadcast an interview with Tina Fey
hear from David Bianculli about his weekend TV picks
and
hear David Edelstein’s review of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close View in High-Res

    On today’s show

    we remember cabaret singer Barbara Lea

    rebroadcast an interview with Tina Fey

    hear from David Bianculli about his weekend TV picks

    and

    hear David Edelstein’s review of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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  1. Tomorrow’s guest: Tina Fey.

    Tomorrow’s guest: Tina Fey.

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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. Posted on 20 May, 2011

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Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon

Monday: Jimmy Fallon [Previously: Tina Fey on Fresh Air]

    thejeanicole:

    Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon

    Monday: Jimmy Fallon [Previously: Tina Fey on Fresh Air]

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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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  1. Audio for Tina Fey is now up. Enjoy!

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  1. Tina Fey on her mom forcing her to try on bras outside of dressing rooms at JC Penneys: "I developed very early. I was probably in 5th grade getting a bra. I developed breasts so early and so strangely high that the bra was more to clarify what they were. That they were not a goiter or something. It was mortifying, but I can absolutely see making that same mistake because you transition as a mother from literally just pulling a booger out of that person’s nose whenever you see one until at some point they assert: ‘No, I’m a person. You can’t fix my underpants on the subway.’" View in High-Res

    Tina Fey on her mom forcing her to try on bras outside of dressing rooms at JC Penneys: "I developed very early. I was probably in 5th grade getting a bra. I developed breasts so early and so strangely high that the bra was more to clarify what they were. That they were not a goiter or something. It was mortifying, but I can absolutely see making that same mistake because you transition as a mother from literally just pulling a booger out of that person’s nose whenever you see one until at some point they assert: ‘No, I’m a person. You can’t fix my underpants on the subway.’"

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