FROM Barbara Rosenblat
Barbara Rosenblat Barbara Rosenblat Fans of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black know actor Barbara Rosenblat as Miss Rosa, the cancer-stricken prisoner with a penchant for robbing banks. But even if you’ve never seen the show, you may recognize Rosenblat’s voice. Rosenblat is an audiobook narrator--one of the most sought after and award-winning narrators in the country. She’s recorded more than 400 titles to date. Rosenblat is also a singer. She has performed on Broadway and worked as a dialect coach. In addition to all those jobs, she can now add author. Rosenblat’s written an e-book called Audiobook Narrator : The Art of Recording Audiobooks. She tells us how she’s able to balance all those jobs, and gives us a sample of her narration work.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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.
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."