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Producer and writer Larry David

Co-executive producer, star and writer of the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm — Larry David. The show just began its third season. David was also the co-creator, former executive producer and one of the writers of Seinfeld. David was the basis for the "George" character — Jerry Seinfeld's neurotic best friend. David was a writer for Saturday Night Live and the short-lived ABC late-night series, Fridays. This interview first aired Jan. 2, 1991.


Bernie Mac: Years of Comedy

Comedian Bernie Mac has traced his own path to the top, staying in Chicago and other spots — anywhere but Los Angeles. Now he's the star of The Bernie Mac Show, a sitcom on Fox. As his book I Ain't Scared of You is released, we talk with Mac about his days honing his craft, his ideas about what makes a star — and who's better, Sinatra or Williams.


Thats My Bush

David Bianculli reviews the premiere of the new Comedy Central sitcom about life in the Bush Whitehouse, "Thats My Bush" by the creators of South Park.


Actress Joan Cusack.

Joan Cusack has received two best supporting actress Oscar nominations — in 1988 for her role in Working Girl, and in 1997 for her role in In and Out. Her other movies include Broadcast News, Grosse Pointe Blank, Arlington Road, The Cradle Will Rock, Runaway Bride, and High Fidelity, based on the novel by Nick Hornby. She has a new sit com on ABC called "What About Joan." It airs Tuesday nights.


Remembering Werner Klemperer.

We remember actor Werner Klemperer, who played Colonel Klink on the T-V show Hogan’s Heroes. He died on December 7th at the age of 80. He was the son of the conductor Otto Klemperer. He started his career in theater, and moved on to Hollywood. He won two Emmys during his 6 year stint as Klink (he was nominated all six years). In 1987 he returned to Broadway to play a Jewish shopkeeper in a revival of Cabaret. His work earned him a Tony nomination. (5/25/87)


From the Archives: Award-Winning "Frasier" Actor David Hyde Pierce.

Actor David Hyde Pierce plays Frasier's brother, Niles Crane, on NBC's sitcom "Frasier". He just received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting actor in a Comedy Series. Pierce has also appeared in the films: "Bright Lights, Big City," "Little Man Tate," "The Fisher King," "Crossing Delancy," "Sleepless in Seattle, and "Nixon." His voice can be heard in the movie "A Bug's Life." (REBROADCAST from 11/5/98)


Award-Winning "Frasier" Actor David Hyde Pierce

Pierce plays "Niles Crane" on NBC's sitcom "Frasier." He has received two Emmy Awards for this role. Pierce has also appeared in the films: "Bright Lights, Big City," "Little Man Tate," "The Fisher King," "Crossing Delancy," "Sleepless in Seattle, and "Nixon." His voice also appears in the new movie "A Bug's Life." He currently lives in Los Angeles.


TV Actress and "Just Shoot Me" Star Wendie Malick

Malick plays Nina Van Horn, a model turned fashion editor on the hit TV series "Just Shoot Me." Malick's real life is not so far off: in the seventies, she worked as a Wilhelmina model. Malick was also on the TV series "Dream On," in the role of Judith Tupper Stone, for which she won four cable ace awards.

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