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Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons on 'Veep' Fans of HBO's comedy Veep know Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons as Mike McLintock and Jonah Ryan, members of the President Selina Meyer's frequently inept inner circle. "Veep" cast members Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons at KCRW After five seasons on the Emmy-winning show, they've really gotten to know their characters, as well as the writers who craft the lacerating insults they hurl at their coworkers. This season they're adjusting to both filming in a new location and working with new writers and showrunners. They tell us about that transition and what it's like to be working as an actor in the era of "Peak TV."
Matt Walsh & Timothy Simons on 'Veep' and Pronouncing "Nevada" Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons play Mike McLintock and Jonah Ryan, respectively, on HBO's Veep. They tell us about the experience of starring in a show about a dysfunctional government in the middle of a crazy election year, and working in a new location with a new showrunner for Season 5.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.