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Overheard with Evan Smith

OVERHEARD WITH EVAN SMITH brings you in-depth interviews with today's most fascinating public figures. You'll meet politicians, authors, artists, actors, journalists, business people - anyone who's at the center of things. Join us for smart interviews with the country's most interesting people, always with an eye toward the news and always with a sense of humor.

Overheard with Evan Smith  
  • Joan Walsh, Political Analyst/Author
    Friday, August 17
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Joan Walsh is The Nation's National Affairs Correspondent and a CNN political analyst. She is the author of What's the Matter With White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America, which the Philadelphia Daily News called "one of the best books of 2012 - and even more relevant now." She served as Salon magazine's first editor-in-chief for six years, and is a regular on programs such as All In with Chris Hayes, Real Time with Bill Maher and Now on PBS.
  • Congressman Seth Moulton
    Sunday, August 19
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Seth Moulton is a former Marine Corps officer and currently represents the 6th District of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served four tours in Iraq as an infantry platoon commander in the Marines. After returning home, he earned joint graduate degrees in business and public policy before running for Congress in 2014. Congressman Moulton is currently focused on creating a new economic agenda and recruiting and supporting service veterans running for Congress in key swing districts across the country.
  • Congressman Seth Moulton
    Friday, August 24
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Seth Moulton is a former Marine Corps officer and currently represents the 6th District of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served four tours in Iraq as an infantry platoon commander in the Marines. After returning home, he earned joint graduate degrees in business and public policy before running for Congress in 2014. Congressman Moulton is currently focused on creating a new economic agenda and recruiting and supporting service veterans running for Congress in key swing districts across the country.
  • Amy Bloom, Author
    Sunday, August 26
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amy Bloom is the author of two New York Times best-sellers, three collections of short stories, a children's book and a collection of essays. She has been a nominee for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Bloom has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, O Magazine and Vogue. Her latest novel is titled White Houses.
  • Amy Bloom, Author
    Friday, August 31
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amy Bloom is the author of two New York Times best-sellers, three collections of short stories, a children's book and a collection of essays. She has been a nominee for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Bloom has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, O Magazine and Vogue. Her latest novel is titled White Houses.
  • Kurt Andersen, Author
    Sunday, September 2
    11:01 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Kurt Andersen is a critically acclaimed writer and host of the public radio program Studio 360. He has written many novels including national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book of the year Turn of the Century, and the New York Times bestseller Heyday. His latest novels are titled Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History and You Can't Spell America Without Me, a parody on Donald Trump's first year as president co-written with Alec Baldwin.
  • Kurt Andersen, Author
    Friday, September 7
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Kurt Andersen is a critically acclaimed writer and host of the public radio program Studio 360. He has written many novels including national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book of the year Turn of the Century, and the New York Times bestseller Heyday. His latest novels are titled Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History and You Can't Spell America Without Me, a parody on Donald Trump's first year as president co-written with Alec Baldwin.
  • Ana Marie Cox, Political Columnist
    Sunday, September 9
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Ana Marie Cox is a political columnist and culture critic. She conducts the "Talk" interviews featured in The New York Times Magazine. She also hosts "With Friends Like These," a podcast from Crooked Media. She was the senior political correspondent for MTV News from 2016 until they pivoted to video. Since starting the political blog Wonkette in 2004, she has worked at outlets including Time magazine, GQ, Air America, and The Guardian.
  • Ana Marie Cox, Political Columnist
    Friday, September 14
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Ana Marie Cox is a political columnist and culture critic. She conducts the "Talk" interviews featured in The New York Times Magazine. She also hosts "With Friends Like These," a podcast from Crooked Media. She was the senior political correspondent for MTV News from 2016 until they pivoted to video. Since starting the political blog Wonkette in 2004, she has worked at outlets including Time magazine, GQ, Air America, and The Guardian.
  • Jake Tapper, Cnn Anchor
    Sunday, September 16
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper joined CNN in January 2013. He currently hosts a one-hour weekday program, The Lead with Jake Tapper, which debuted in March 2013, and has hosted CNN's Sunday morning show, State of the Union, since June 2015. Tapper has won a number of awards, including a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, the Los Angeles Press Club's Presidents Award for Impact on Media and The Canadian Journalism Foundation's Tribute to Exemplary Journalism. His debut novel The Hellfire Club will hit the shelves this April.
  • Jake Tapper, Cnn Anchor
    Friday, September 21
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper joined CNN in January 2013. He currently hosts a one-hour weekday program, The Lead with Jake Tapper, which debuted in March 2013, and has hosted CNN's Sunday morning show, State of the Union, since June 2015. Tapper has won a number of awards, including a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, the Los Angeles Press Club's Presidents Award for Impact on Media and The Canadian Journalism Foundation's Tribute to Exemplary Journalism. His debut novel The Hellfire Club will hit the shelves this April.
  • Sean Penn, Actor/Author
    Sunday, September 23
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sean Penn is an actor, producer, director and writer. He is best known for his roles in Mystic River, I Am Sam and Milk. Penn has worked on over 100 theater and film productions and has been nominated for five Academy Awards, a Directors Guild and Writers Guild Award, and won two Oscars. His written work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle. His first novel is titled Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel.
  • Sean Penn, Actor/Author
    Friday, September 28
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sean Penn is an actor, producer, director and writer. He is best known for his roles in Mystic River, I Am Sam and Milk. Penn has worked on over 100 theater and film productions and has been nominated for five Academy Awards, a Directors Guild and Writers Guild Award, and won two Oscars. His written work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle. His first novel is titled Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel.
  • Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood President/Author
    Sunday, September 30
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Cecile Richards is a national leader for women's rights and social and economic justice. As President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, Richards has worked to increase affordable access to reproductive health care. After starting her career as a labor organizer, working with women earning the minimum wage, she went on to start her own grassroots organizations, and later served as Deputy Chief of Staff to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. In 2011 and 2012, she was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World

 

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  • Joan Walsh, Political Analyst/Author
    Monday, August 13
    11:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Joan Walsh is The Nation's National Affairs Correspondent and a CNN political analyst. She is the author of What's the Matter With White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America, which the Philadelphia Daily News called "one of the best books of 2012 - and even more relevant now." She served as Salon magazine's first editor-in-chief for six years, and is a regular on programs such as All In with Chris Hayes, Real Time with Bill Maher and Now on PBS.
  • Joan Walsh, Political Analyst/Author
    Monday, August 13
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Joan Walsh is The Nation's National Affairs Correspondent and a CNN political analyst. She is the author of What's the Matter With White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America, which the Philadelphia Daily News called "one of the best books of 2012 - and even more relevant now." She served as Salon magazine's first editor-in-chief for six years, and is a regular on programs such as All In with Chris Hayes, Real Time with Bill Maher and Now on PBS.
  • Joan Walsh, Political Analyst/Author
    Sunday, August 12
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Joan Walsh is The Nation's National Affairs Correspondent and a CNN political analyst. She is the author of What's the Matter With White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America, which the Philadelphia Daily News called "one of the best books of 2012 - and even more relevant now." She served as Salon magazine's first editor-in-chief for six years, and is a regular on programs such as All In with Chris Hayes, Real Time with Bill Maher and Now on PBS.
  • Walter Mosley, Author
    Friday, August 10
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Walter Mosley is a best-selling author. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN USA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and several NAACP Image awards. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. His short fiction has appeared in a wide array of publications, including The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Playboy, and his nonfiction has been published in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and The Nation.
  • Walter Mosley, Author
    Monday, August 6
    11:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Walter Mosley is a best-selling author. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN USA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and several NAACP Image awards. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. His short fiction has appeared in a wide array of publications, including The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Playboy, and his nonfiction has been published in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and The Nation.
  • Walter Mosley, Author
    Monday, August 6
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Walter Mosley is a best-selling author. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN USA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and several NAACP Image awards. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. His short fiction has appeared in a wide array of publications, including The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Playboy, and his nonfiction has been published in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and The Nation.
  • Walter Mosley, Author
    Sunday, August 5
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Walter Mosley is a best-selling author. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN USA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and several NAACP Image awards. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. His short fiction has appeared in a wide array of publications, including The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Playboy, and his nonfiction has been published in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and The Nation.
  • Nikki Giovanni, Poet/Activist
    Friday, August 3
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Nikki Giovanni is a poet, writer, activist and educator. Her works cover everything from race and social issues to children's literature. She has received the Langston Hughes Medal, the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, the NAACP Image Award, more than 20 honorary degrees from national colleges and universities and a Grammy nomination. In 2005, Oprah Winfrey named her one of the top 25 Living Legends. Her latest collection of poems is titled A Good Cry.
  • Nikki Giovanni, Poet/Activist
    Monday, July 30
    11:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Nikki Giovanni is a poet, writer, activist and educator. Her works cover everything from race and social issues to children's literature. She has received the Langston Hughes Medal, the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, the NAACP Image Award, more than 20 honorary degrees from national colleges and universities and a Grammy nomination. In 2005, Oprah Winfrey named her one of the top 25 Living Legends. Her latest collection of poems is titled A Good Cry.
  • Nikki Giovanni, Poet/Activist
    Monday, July 30
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Nikki Giovanni is a poet, writer, activist and educator. Her works cover everything from race and social issues to children's literature. She has received the Langston Hughes Medal, the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, the NAACP Image Award, more than 20 honorary degrees from national colleges and universities and a Grammy nomination. In 2005, Oprah Winfrey named her one of the top 25 Living Legends. Her latest collection of poems is titled A Good Cry.
  • Nikki Giovanni, Poet/Activist
    Sunday, July 29
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Nikki Giovanni is a poet, writer, activist and educator. Her works cover everything from race and social issues to children's literature. She has received the Langston Hughes Medal, the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, the NAACP Image Award, more than 20 honorary degrees from national colleges and universities and a Grammy nomination. In 2005, Oprah Winfrey named her one of the top 25 Living Legends. Her latest collection of poems is titled A Good Cry.
  • Walter Isaacson, Author
    Friday, July 27
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Walter Isaacson is an author, Professor of History at Tulane, and was formerly the CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He has written many biographies including Einstein: His Life and Universe, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and most recently, Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Walter Isaacson, Author
    Monday, July 23
    11:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Walter Isaacson is an author, Professor of History at Tulane, and was formerly the CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He has written many biographies including Einstein: His Life and Universe, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and most recently, Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Walter Isaacson, Author
    Monday, July 23
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Walter Isaacson is an author, Professor of History at Tulane, and was formerly the CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He has written many biographies including Einstein: His Life and Universe, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and most recently, Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Walter Isaacson, Author
    Sunday, July 22
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Walter Isaacson is an author, Professor of History at Tulane, and was formerly the CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He has written many biographies including Einstein: His Life and Universe, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and most recently, Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Helen Thorpe, Journalist/Author
    Friday, July 20
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Helen Thorpe is an author and journalist who has been a staff writer for the New York Observer, The New Yorker, and Texas Monthly. She has also been published in the New York Times Magazine, Slate and numerous other publications. Her radio stories have aired on This American Life and Sound Print. Her latest book, The Newcomers, hits shelves on November 14th.
  • Helen Thorpe, Journalist/Author
    Monday, July 16
    11:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Helen Thorpe is an author and journalist who has been a staff writer for the New York Observer, The New Yorker, and Texas Monthly. She has also been published in the New York Times Magazine, Slate and numerous other publications. Her radio stories have aired on This American Life and Sound Print. Her latest book, The Newcomers, hits shelves on November 14th.
  • Helen Thorpe, Journalist/Author
    Monday, July 16
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Helen Thorpe is an author and journalist who has been a staff writer for the New York Observer, The New Yorker, and Texas Monthly. She has also been published in the New York Times Magazine, Slate and numerous other publications. Her radio stories have aired on This American Life and Sound Print. Her latest book, The Newcomers, hits shelves on November 14th.
  • Helen Thorpe, Journalist/Author
    Sunday, July 15
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Helen Thorpe is an author and journalist who has been a staff writer for the New York Observer, The New Yorker, and Texas Monthly. She has also been published in the New York Times Magazine, Slate and numerous other publications. Her radio stories have aired on This American Life and Sound Print. Her latest book, The Newcomers, hits shelves on November 14th.
  • Richard Linklater, Director/Writer
    Friday, July 13
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Richard Linklater is a director and writer. He is best known for his films Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, Slacker and Everybody Wants Some. Linklater is the Artistic Director and founder of the Austin Film Society. He has won a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture. Linklater currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.
  • Richard Linklater, Director/Writer
    Monday, July 9
    11:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Richard Linklater is a director and writer. He is best known for his films Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, Slacker and Everybody Wants Some. Linklater is the Artistic Director and founder of the Austin Film Society. He has won a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture. Linklater currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.
  • Richard Linklater, Director/Writer
    Monday, July 9
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Richard Linklater is a director and writer. He is best known for his films Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, Slacker and Everybody Wants Some. Linklater is the Artistic Director and founder of the Austin Film Society. He has won a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture. Linklater currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.
  • Richard Linklater, Director/Writer
    Sunday, July 8
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Richard Linklater is a director and writer. He is best known for his films Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, Slacker and Everybody Wants Some. Linklater is the Artistic Director and founder of the Austin Film Society. He has won a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture. Linklater currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.
  • Lyle Lovett, Singer/Actor
    Friday, July 6
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lyle Lovett is a singer, composer and actor. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has released 14 albums that fuse elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues. He has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. Lovett was also named Texas State Musician.
  • Lyle Lovett, Singer/Actor
    Monday, July 2
    11:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lyle Lovett is a singer, composer and actor. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has released 14 albums that fuse elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues. He has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. Lovett was also named Texas State Musician.
  • Lyle Lovett, Singer/Actor
    Monday, July 2
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lyle Lovett is a singer, composer and actor. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has released 14 albums that fuse elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues. He has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. Lovett was also named Texas State Musician.
  • Lyle Lovett, Singer/Actor
    Sunday, July 1
    11:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lyle Lovett is a singer, composer and actor. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has released 14 albums that fuse elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues. He has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. Lovett was also named Texas State Musician.