21-18 Segment 1: Jimmy Stewart: The Hollywood Actor & Fighter Pilot

21-18 Segment 1: Jimmy Stewart: The Hollywood Actor & Fighter Pilot

The late actor, Jimmy Stewart, gave us some very memorable characters during his time in Hollywood – many very funny; others endearing; and some dark and villainous. Perhaps Stewart’s most dramatic role was the one that not many people know about, but that molded his life and his psyche – not to mention his acting – for most of his career: serving as a fighter pilot in World War II. We talk to an author who delved into Stewart’s war service about how flying missions over Europe and seeing his comrades die affected the actor and the types of roles he chose to play post-war.

Culture Crash 19-30: Ensuring the Accessibility of Independent Films

We discuss how the rise in streaming technology has impacted the availability of classic, foreign and indie films.

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18-05 Segment 1: Reworking a Classic

Author A.J. Finn talks about his book “The Woman in the Window,” which uses Alfred Hitchcock’s film "Rear Window" as inspiration to tell a story about the anxiety disorder agoraphobia.