“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” a 2010 bestseller and now an HBO film, tells the story of a journalist’s search to learn more about the real woman behind HeLa cells, which have been essential to numerous medical breakthroughs. I spoke with author Rebecca Skloot and Rose Byrne, who plays Skloot in the movie.
I was joined by sports and politics commentator Keith Olbermann. We discussed the announcement by Fox News to part ways with Bill O’Reilly, the embattled host of the network’s hit program, “The O’Reilly Factor.”
A year ago, Prince’s sudden death at age 57 left legions of fans in mourning and an unparalleled musical legacy. I spoke with Sheila E., iconic drummer and longtime collaborator with Prince about his legacy, his accidental drug overdose and what she misses most about her dear friend.
“ It seems that every day, there’s a new story and a new vocabulary around gender that’s challenging our long-held attitudes and preconceptions about what makes us who we are. ‘Gender Revolution’ will go beyond the headlines to examine the why, the how and what it all means, with intimate stories of the people who are at the forefront of this new frontier. ”
I spoke to Chris Chandler, president of Wells Wood Turning & Finishing, the company that makes the wooden eggs for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. The company made headlines when it tweeted at President Trump that the deadline for getting the Easter eggs done in time for the event was fast approaching. Chandler told me that despite the delay, “We got it out on time. They’re now in Washington ready for the children.” He also said that the company produced more gold eggs than in previous years for the Trump White House.
Longtime host of “Survivor” Jeff Probst told me about the outing of contestant Zeke Smith as transgender during the latest episode and the backlash it has received. Probst said, “At no point did Zeke even consider asking us not to air it. He knew from about an hour after it happened that this was a moment that he could seize and do something with.”
Deepak Chopra set out on a spiritual journey around 35 years ago in an attempt to give up smoking. Now he leads more than 6 million people in a guided meditation practice and has recently published his 86th book and 25th New York Times bestseller, “You Are the Universe.” Related: Deepak Chopra explains his 86th book, ‘You are the Universe’ Chopra spoke with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the book, meditation, how he handles critics and President Trump.
I went to Washington to speak with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the leading House Democrat on the committee investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian government. We discussed President Trump, Susan Rice, Jared Kushner, North Korea, and the Russian investigation.