It’s been described as the Nobel Prize of motion pictures: the coveted Academy Award. One billion people around the world watch the Oscars on TV every year. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, the history and politics of the Academy Awards. Is Oscar a white man’s award? Also, Don Lafonataine – he’s “The King of the Movie Trailer Voice-Overs.”
Rick Lyman's book “Watching Movies: The Biggest Names in Cinema Talk about the Films that Matter Most” tells of time spent with Woody Allen, Sissy Spacek, Ang Lee and others, watching other peoples’ films.
Alf Clausen is the composer for the long-running animated television series “The Simpsons.” That shows’ well-known penchant for poking fun at everything means Clausen has been asked to parody some familiar movies.