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David Letterman Interviews India’s Prime Minister for Nat Geo’s Climate Change Docu-Series [Video]

David Letterman Interviews India’s Prime Minister for Nat Geo’s Climate Change Docu-Series [Video]
David Letterman transforms into a more overtly environmentally conscious (and beardier) television personality by tackling clean energy in the National Geographic Channel’s docu-series “Years of Living Dangerously.”

The project is Letterman’s first on-air showing since he left Late Night in 2015.

The series, now in its second season, features celebrity hosts who are dedicated to fighting global warming. Producers of the series David Gelber and Joel Bach said they sought out Letterman because they could see his enthusiasm talking about clean energy and felt “he’s definitely invested in this issue.”

In his episode, Letterman will travel to meet with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other important figures to talk about making clean energy a reality.

“My goal here is a conversation. Containing several points both personal and with regard to environmental issues and climate change,” Letterman said in a behind-the-scenes video, as he prepares to interview.

“If
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David Letterman Donating 'Late Show' Memorabilia to Alma Mater

David Letterman Donating 'Late Show' Memorabilia to Alma Mater
David Letterman will donate a trove of Late Show memorabilia, as well as other items from his storied career, to his alma mater, Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana.

The gifts will comprise the David Letterman Experience and while no specific items were named, the collection will include the retired late-night legend's Emmys alongside props and set pieces used on both CBS' Late Show and NBC's Late Night. The collection will be housed in the Letterman Building, which is home to Ball State's telecommunications program.

According to the Indianapolis Star,
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David Letterman Scores Post-'Late Show' Gig on Climate Change Series

David Letterman Scores Post-'Late Show' Gig on Climate Change Series
David Letterman has landed his first TV gig since leaving The Late Show as a correspondent on the second season of the climate change documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show's producers, Joel Bach and David Gelber, reached out to Letterman after noticing his particular interest in the environment during interviews with scientists on The Late Show. "He seemed to perk up when this issue came across his lap," Bach said. "We reached out to him to see if he'd want to be part of this,
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David Letterman Will Explore Climate Change For National Geographic Docu-Series

David Letterman Will Explore Climate Change For National Geographic Docu-Series
David Letterman has a new hosting gig – of sorts.

The veteran late-night comedian will in 2016 journey to India to examine how that nation is trying to bring solar power to its entire population within the next decade. It’s a far cry from rattling off the popular Top Ten Lists and Stupid Pet Tricks that were so much a part of his more than three decades of wee-hours television for CBS and NBC. But it’s a chance for Letterman to give voice to the issue of climate change on a new, albeit temporary, home: National Geographic Channel.

Letterman will join Jack Black, Ty Burrell, James Cameron, Thomas Friedman, Joshua Jackson , Aasif Mandvi, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder and Cecily Strong in the second season of the documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously,” which explores the issue of climate change and won a 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.
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‘Citizenfour,’ ‘The Sixties’ Among Ida Documentary Award Nominees

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‘Citizenfour,’ ‘The Sixties’ Among Ida Documentary Award Nominees
The International Documentary Association (Ida) announced nominations for the 2014 Ida Documentary Awards today, with awards being bestowed December 5th at the Paramount Theatre on the studio lot. The top films nominated in the best feature category include the critically-acclaimed Citizenfour from filmmaker Laura Poitras about Edward Snowden and the state of surveillance of civilians post 9/11 which has been enjoying a theatrical run and Nick Broomfield’s Tales Of The Grim Sleeper about the serial killer who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over 25 years. In the limited series category is Playtone’s CNN doc The Sixties, among others. Best episodic include Oprah Winfrey’s Master Class and HBO’s Vice exec produced by Bill Maher (and others). In addition, Robert Redford will receive the Career Achievement award from the Ida.

Winners in the Best Feature and Best Short categories are selected by Ida’s international membership. Screening committees of industry professionals based in New York City,
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Joel Bach and David Gelber on Years of Living Dangerously

The title Years of Living Dangerously could just as easily refer to the time its creators spent producing the recent series, and it has indeed been a busy few years for the journalists-turned-film producers Joel Bach and David Gelber. The pair left their posts at 60 Minutes several years ago to pursue a passion project, a long-form documentary on global warming. The result was a nine-part series that aired on Showtime this spring and, last week, took home the Emmy for the best nonfiction series, beating out Fox’s fantastic, much-lauded series Cosmos. Now the team is gearing up for phase two of the release, a DVD […]
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Creative Arts Emmys 2014: Winners And Nominees

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

(Winner) Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex

Margo Martindale, “The Americans

Diana Rigg, ‘Game of Thrones

Kate Mara, “House of Cards

Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom

Kate Burton, “Scandal

See Also: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Oitnb,’ Jimmy Fallon and Allison Janney Score at Creative Arts Emmys

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire

Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist

Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist

Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist

(Winner) “Downton Abbey

Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist

Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist

Game Of Thrones

Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist

Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist

Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist

Gary Machin, Hairstylist

Nicola Mount, Hairstylist

Mad Men

Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist

Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist

Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist

Ai Nakata, Hairstylist

The Originals

Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

Dancing With The Stars

Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimi Messina,
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Showtime Enlists Actors as Activists for Years of Living Dangerously

Showtime's hit shows usually depict life-and-death situations in a heightened version of the world around us. But the cable channel's new docu-series Years of Living Dangerously aims to shine a light on a real-world issue that could be just as dangerous: global warming.  

A project three years in the making, the nine-episode series sends celebrity correspondents such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford to areas around the world and throughout the U.S. affected by global warming. The stars interview experts and ordinary people alike about the impacts of climate change and also ask questions on behalf of the audience. According to executive producer Jerry Weintraub, co-creators Joel Bach and David Gelber wanted to use Hollywood A-listers not just for star power, but as a way for the average viewer to understand the enormity of the issue.

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Watch: James Cameron Enlists Matt Damon, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Other Celebs for a New Showtime Doc Series About Climate Change

Watch: James Cameron Enlists Matt Damon, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Other Celebs for a New Showtime Doc Series About Climate Change
Enlisting the help of a celebrity narrator is a tried and true way for issue docs to try to get an extra boost of attention. Showtime is going one step further with "Years of Living Dangerously," an upcoming doc series slated for April 2014 that will bring in a slew of famous faces to serve as correspondents traveling the globe for an in-depth examination of climate change. The series, which will run six to eight hour-long episodes, also comes from some big names -- James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger are the executive producers, alongside Joel Bach and David Gelber ("60 Minutes") as well as climate expert Daniel Abbasi. The correspondents are Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, America Ferrera, Harrison Ford, Thomas Friedman, Michael C. Hall, Chris Hayes, Olivia Munn, Dr. M. Sanjayan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder and Lesley Stahl. The topics they'll tackle include the aftermath of Super Storm.
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Watch: James Cameron Enlists Matt Damon, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Other Celebs for a New Showtime Doc Series About Climate Change

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Watch: James Cameron Enlists Matt Damon, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Other Celebs for a New Showtime Doc Series About Climate Change
Enlisting the help of a celebrity narrator is a tried and true way for issue docs to try to get an extra boost of attention. Showtime is going one step further with "Years of Living Dangerously," an upcoming doc series slated for April 2014 that will bring in a slew of famous faces to serve as correspondents traveling the globe for an in-depth examination of climate change. The series, which will run six to eight hour-long episodes, also comes from some big names -- James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger are the executive producers, alongside Joel Bach and David Gelber ("60 Minutes") as well as climate expert Daniel Abbasi. The correspondents are Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, America Ferrera, Harrison Ford, Thomas Friedman, Michael C. Hall, Chris Hayes, Olivia Munn, Dr. M. Sanjayan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder and Lesley Stahl. The topics they'll tackle include the aftermath of Super Storm.
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Showtime Announces Stars of James Cameron’s Climate Change Docuseries

Showtime Announces Stars of James Cameron’s Climate Change Docuseries
Showtime has unveiled the talent roster for its upcoming climate change documentary series, “Years of Living Dangerously.”

Eco-savvy entertainment figures to be featured in the six to eight-part program include Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, America Ferrera, Harrison Ford, Michael C. Hall, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder, Lesley Stahl and more.

Each star will offer national and global reporting on people and areas affected by climate change.

Years of Living Dangerously” is exec produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Schwarzenegger, along with “60 Minutes” producers Joel Bach and David Gelber. Climate expert Daniel Abbasi also has an exec producer credit.

Showtime will debut the hourlong docuseries in April. Check out a trailer for it here:
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Electus Gets International Rights to Showtime’s ‘Years of Living Dangerously’

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Electus Gets International Rights to Showtime’s ‘Years of Living Dangerously’
Electus International has acquired the international rights to Showtime’s climate-change docu-series “Years of Living Dangerously,” featuring Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the company said Thursday. The series premieres on Showime in April 2014. Over eight episodes, it travels to Texas, Kansas, California, Colorado, New York, Maine, the Carolinas, Florida, the Middle East, Africa, the Andes, the North Pole, Indonesia, Bangladesh and the South Pacific to look at how real people are harmed by climate change. “Years of Living Dangerously” was created by former “60 Minutes” producers Joel Bach and David Gelber (who have won 11 Emmys between them) and...
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Electus Acquires International Rights to Showtime Doc 'Years of Living Dangerously' (Exclusive)

Electus Acquires International Rights to Showtime Doc 'Years of Living Dangerously' (Exclusive)
Electus has secured the international rights to Showtime's upcoming environmental documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously. The eight-part event series, executive produced by James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub, will make its U.S. debut on the cable network in April 2014. It counts Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and fellow ep Arnold Schwarzenegger among its narrators. Each installment will explore the effects of climate change in different parts of the world. “The drastic effects that climate change is having on our world is a global problem, and nobody can tell that story better than James Cameron, Joel Bach, David Gelber

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Showtime Will Air Climate Change Doc Series 'Years of Living Dangerously,' Executive Produced by James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Showtime Will Air Climate Change Doc Series 'Years of Living Dangerously,' Executive Produced by James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Showtime, currently in the midst of exploring "The Untold History of the United States" with Oliver Stone, will venture into the topic of climate change in the network's next nonfiction series, "Years of Living Dangerously." The project, which will run for six to eight hour-long episodes and will be broadcast in 2013, is a starry one being executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joel Bach and David Gelber of "60 Minutes" and climate expert Daniel Abbasi. Celebs who'll serve as on-the-ground narrators include Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Alec Baldwin, with journalist Thomas Friedman, Nicholas Kristof, Mark Bittman and Chris Hayes reporting from the field. Read More: Oliver Stone Premieres His Daring New Showtime Series 'Untold History of the United States' in New York Climate change is particularly pressing topic in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and in the announcement Cameron says of...

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Showtime Will Air Climate Change Doc Series 'Years of Living Dangerously,' Executive Produced by James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Showtime Will Air Climate Change Doc Series 'Years of Living Dangerously,' Executive Produced by James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Showtime, currently in the midst of exploring "The Untold History of the United States" with Oliver Stone, will venture into the topic of climate change in the network's next nonfiction series, "Years of Living Dangerously." The project, which will run for six to eight hour-long episodes and will be broadcast in 2013, is a starry one being executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joel Bach and David Gelber of "60 Minutes" and climate expert Daniel Abbasi. Celebs who'll serve as on-the-ground narrators include Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Alec Baldwin, with journalist Thomas Friedman, Nicholas Kristof, Mark Bittman and Chris Hayes reporting from the field. Read More: Oliver Stone Premieres His Daring New Showtime Series 'Untold History of the United States' in New York Climate change is particularly pressing topic in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and in the announcement Cameron says of...
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Showtime Orders Climate Change Series From James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Weintraub

Showtime Orders Climate Change Series From James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Weintraub
Showtime is tackling climate change as part of a multi-episode documentary series titled Years of Living Dangerously. The event series, which will explore the human impact, is a collaboration of high-profile producers, actors and journalists including James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Arnold Schwarzenegger and 60 Minutes producers Joel Bach and David Gelber. Climate expert Daniel Abbasi will join the group as an executive producer.  Stars including Matt Damon, Don CheadleAlec Baldwin and likely Edward Norton will serve as first-person narrators on the ground. Other prominent names involved include three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman, two-time Pulitzer winner Nicholas Kristof, renowned

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Showtime Orders Climate Change Docu Series Produced By James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub And Arnold Schwarzenegger

Showtime has ordered Years Of Living Dangerously, a documentary series which explores the human impact of climate change. It is executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with Emmy-winning 60 Minutes producers Joel Bach and David Gelber, and climate expert Daniel Abbasi. Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Alec Baldwin will narrate the series, which will feature first-person accounts of those affected by — and seeking solutions to — global warming. Also expected to join the project is actor Edward Norton, with more names to be announced soon. Reporting from the field is a team of New York Times journalists including three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, as well as columnist Mark Bittman, and MSNBC host and political commentator Chris Hayes, among others. Years Of Living Dangerously will air in 2013 as a six-to-eight-episode hourlong series. “The recent devastation on the East Coast is a
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Matt Damon to Appear in Showtime Climate Change Documentary

Matt Damon to Appear in Showtime Climate Change Documentary
Matt Damon is committed to participating in a eight-part documentary series for Showtime from James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Weintraub and Showtime declined to comment and Cameron did not return a call. However, sources say there is a deal with the pay TV service, but it is in the early stages, with financing and delivery date still to be determined. Story: Energy Industry Targets Upcoming Matt Damon Film 'Promised Land' The documentary, which is meant to show the human element of climate change, will be produced by David Gelber and Joel Bach, both of whom have

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