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The Best of Our Conversations with Actors and Directors: Tuesday’s Show (January 3, 2017)

The Best of Our Conversations with Actors and Directors: Tuesday’s Show (January 3, 2017)

houston matters microphoneOne of the many pleasures of producing a program like Houston Matters is the opportunity to meet and talk with creative people, including – occasionally – notable actors and directors.

Some are Houston natives; others are just passing through town. But each brings his or her unique experiences and perspectives to the work they do, and the conversations we have with them here on the program.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we present highlights from some of our favorite conversations with actors and directors, including Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr., Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner Rita Moreno, and Texas filmmakers Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater. We also talk with theater director Jim Johnson from the University of Houston about teaching proper accents to student actors.


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    Michael Hagerty

    Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →