This edition: Ron Howard
Original tape date: December 8, 2015.
First aired: January 22, 2016.
Most acclaimed filmmakers - Academy Award-winning director-producer Ron Howard ("A Beautiful Mind," "Apollo 13," "Frost/Nixon") talks with New York Times contributing writer Charles McGrath about his work and his highly anticipated new film, "In the Heart of the Sea," opening December 11. Based on the award-winning book and also the inspiration for Melville's "Moby-Dick," the action adventure is the moving real-life story of the men on the New England whaling ship Essex, their encounter with a mammoth whale and the harrowing aftermath that forces them to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Taped December 8, 2015.