Jane Goodall
Rare Candid Moment of Goodall and Fellow Conservationist

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Jane Goodall and Michael Aufhauser remember how they brought chimpanzees in need of rescue to Aufhauser’s Animal Sanctuary in Austria. In a rare, unscripted moment, we see Goodall retain the dignity and eloquence of her copious public videos while laughing and joking candidly; in turn, we see Aufhauser’s admiration and … Continue reading

Buddy Holly
Paul McCartney on John Lennon & Their Love of Buddy Holly

Paul McCartney on John Lennon & Their Shared Love for Buddy Holly

Paul McCartney reminisces on writing songs with his fellow Beatles member, John Lennon. He tells a funny story of a time when Lennon, who was practically blind without his glasses on, mistook a nativity scene for a group of people playing cards for a ridiculous amount of hours outside. McCartney … Continue reading

Carl Sagan
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Influence of Carl Sagan


Neil deGrasse Tyson, world-renowned astrophysicist, author and director of the Hayden Planetarium, talks about meeting Carl Sagan for the first time when he was just 17 years old. Sagan, a professor at Cornell University, personally wrote to deGrasse Tyson upon seeing his application to the university, inviting him to visit … Continue reading

Dr. Strangelove
Why Stanley Kubrick Was ‘in Awe’ of Peter Sellers


Film critic Alexander Walker discusses why American director Stanley Kubrick was “in awe” of actor and comedian Peter Sellers. Walker says of Kubrick: “Stanley couldn’t write and he couldn’t act”–therefore, Kubrick admired actors who could bring more zest and creative flourishes into their scripted roles, which Sellers could do very … 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

Billie Holiday
Etta James on Her Jazz Idols Like Billie Holiday

Etta James on Her Jazz Idols Like Billie Holiday

American singer-songwriter Etta James talks about how she sees herself as more than just a r&b singer and discusses the female singers that have inspired her. James says she personally knew Diana Washington and Billie Holiday, claiming, “They led the life they sang about.” She unapologetically explains how her music’s … Continue reading

Robin Williams
Jonathan Winters on Robin Williams & His Generosity


Actor Jonathan Winters discusses Robin Williams’s generosity and kindness as a friend, especially during difficult times such as when Winters was diagnosed with cancer. The two both acted together on the popular show, “Mork & Mindy.” Winters says of working with Williams: “It’s like working in a wonderful library with … Continue reading

Elvis Presley
[Text] Elvis’s Hand-Delivered Letter to Nixon

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“The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it, the establishment. I call it America and I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. … Continue reading

Kurt Cobain
[Text] Kurt Cobain’s Letter To William S. Burroughs


“I realize that stories in the press regarding my drug use may make you think that this request comes from a desire to parallel our lives. Let me assure you that this is not the case. As a fan and student of your work, I would cherish the opportunity to … Continue reading

Luis Buñuel
His Colleague: ‘Working with Buñuel Was Living with Buñuel’


French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière talks about his experience working with director Luis Buñuel on the 1972 surrealist film, “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie”–which was re-released in the United Kingdom in 2012. Carrière mentions how coincidentally, on the day the two of them came up with the title of the … Continue reading