Writer Molly Ivins’s razor wit and pointed commentary have been literary thorns in the side of politicians for years. Never at a loss for an opinion, Ivins talks about the California recall, the White House, balancing the national budget, and peace in the Middle East, all with her usual biting sense of humor.
Accomplished theater actress Patti LuPone is known for the remarkable strength and determination she brought to her roles in Evita, Les Miserables, and Sunset Boulevard. The very candid LuPone talks about the rocky road that brought Norma Desmond to the stage, the challenges of a television series, and she even has a word or two about the movie version of Evita.
Interviews with the two celebrities are part of InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse, which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on Houston’s PBS Channel 8 (www.houstonpbs.org). The Ivins interview airs on the 12th, the LuPone interview on the 19th. More info: www.geocities.com/ernieontv/homepage. —Suzie Lynde