TV Show Friends
Lisa Kudrow on Auditioning for ‘Friends’

Lisa Kudrow on Auditioning for ‘Friends’

Actress Lisa Kudrow details how she got the role of “Phoebe” on the popular television series, “Friends” and how she did multiple auditions during the pilot season–not expecting to get the part. She remembers getting called back a few times despite being unsure if she was right for the part … Continue reading

Alien Films
[Text] H.R. Giger Reclaims Role as ‘Alien Father’

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“As for those responsible for this conspiracy: All I can wish them is an Alien breeding inside their chests…” H.R. Giger is a Swiss artist whose imagination gave birth to the design of the aliens in the iconic “Alien” film franchise. His horrifying creations first came to the screen in … Continue reading

Tupac Shakur
Tupac’s Friends Recall Hearing the News of His Death

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American celebrities Snoop Dogg, Eminiem, Jada Pinkett Smith and Marlon Wayans remember where they were when rapper Tupac Shakur was killed on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas. Wayans, who was with him just before the shooting, says, “I saw Tupac, twenty minutes before he got shot.” Pinkett Smith was … Continue reading

Good Friday Agreement
What Post-Conflict Ireland is Like for Young People

What Post-Conflict Ireland is Like for Young People

Young people of Northern Ireland talk on what it is like for them to grow up in their post-conflict communities after the Good Friday Agreement was enforced on December 2, 1999. The agreement established Northern Ireland’s current devolved government within the United Kingdom (UK) following the ethno-nationalist conflict in the … Continue reading

Rwandan Genocide
Surviving Rwandan Genocide & Forgiving Its Perpetrators

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Immaculée Ilibagiza recalls the start of the Rwandan Genocide on April 7, 1994 by the Hutu majority in Rwanda and going into hiding in a small bathroom because she was a Tutsi. She describes praying to not be caught when Hutus were looking for more victims and not being found: … Continue reading

Crime in North Korea
Escaping North Korea With the Help of a Stranger

Escaping North Korea With the Help of a Stranger

North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee describes how she escaped from North Korea in 1997 after witnessing the atrocities committed in her country. She lived as an illegal immigrant in China then sought asylum in South Korea. Lee then speaks of her tumultuous journey trying to get her family out of … Continue reading

Bill Clinton
Madeleine Albright on Getting Call to be Secretary of State

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In this interview with MAKERS, a project that speaks with influential women in America, Madeleine Albright describes how she was asked to be the first female Secretary of State. Albright recalls that Erskine Bowles, the then White House Deputy Chief of Staff, asked her if she was interested in the … Continue reading

Pacific Crest Trail
[Blog] The Pacific Crest Trail’s History & Rise to Prominence

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Author: Robbie Faselt “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” -John Muir The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is one of the most well-known long-distance hiking trails in the world. It spans 2,663 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border to the U.S.-Canada border and changes in elevation … Continue reading

Bill Clinton
Ted Koppel Discusses Clinton’s Political Scandal

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Broadcast journalist Ted Koppel shares his opinions on what was most unsettling to him about the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal that emerged in 1998. In this video, Koppel says that Clinton having an affair with other women and being unfaithful to his wife was not what bothered him– … Continue reading

Oklahoma City Bombing
Child Survivors Discuss the Tragedy 15 Years Later

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Fifteen years after the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995, four child survivors share their stories. To this day, the bomb attack they lived through, which killed 168 people and injured 680 more, is considered the deadliest act of domestic terror in the history of the United States. Despite … Continue reading