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Jan 7, 2017 4:30pm PST
hugely popular in china now, is the new mandarin translation. - [evan] why do you think that is? - because there's real interest in our country. - yeah. i mean it's as simple as that. - yeah. they just have a real interest, what is it like there? what are the kids like there? - what's scary in china, is the same as what's scary here, and does it ever cause you to change the way that you approach the writing of these books? - no. - knowing that it's going to be read elsewhere. - i never think about that. it seems to work cause they like it. when i was there, i did a five-city book tour in china which was wonderful. oh i had the best time. the chinese kids, they were great. but they all said, why don't you do a story about dragons? dragons are actually good in china. they're good. - yeah. - i didn't know that. - so are you going to a dragon book? - maybe. i haven't thought of one yet. - we have about a minute left. i want to ask you about why these books, it's not that they haven't been at all, but why they haven't been more prevalent or more pervasive across other entertainment p
Sep 3, 2016 4:30pm PDT
china is a much more serious problem to him than the rise of isis. - but you perceive that to be all things in legitimate as a principle? - you know i say and you know, and they were clever, they brought me on their last trip to asia. and you know when you realize just as an example that all of the gulf countries combined, you add the populations of all the persian gulf countries, they're half the population of vietnam, which is a relatively small asian country. - in the realm of asian countries. - vietnam is bigger than germany, right. so if you're looking at raw numbers and raw economic potential, asia is the place. so latin america and africa, places that we should pay more attention do but don't. europe, a place that we have to manage. very important for world stability but no romance associated with it and no huge, you know, opportunities. the middle east he's come to, and this has been, there's been an arc of disillusionment on this question. he started off being hopeful about his ability to change it. the middle east, something to be avoided at all costs. and so that's an aspe
Dec 20, 2014 4:30pm PST
, and an awareness. so when i go to china, that's when i feel the most american, or you -- >> that's interesting. talk about that. >> well, when i went there the first time i thought everybody is going to say you look like us, you can't leave. you know, you're going to have to stay in this communist country. that's how naive i was. my mother said, no, when you get there everybody is going to know you're not chinese, you're american, by the way you walk, the way you talk. and she was right. you know, when i was there there were crowds of people surrounding my husband andat it's like to be different. he walked away and they stayed around me staring at me. i was the one who was different. i had the american -- i had the american hairdo. it's not that way at all now. china is so modern. i just look like some old-fashioned lady there, you know? but the kind of thinking that i have is clearly american, and i consider myself an american writer because i grew up on american literature, english literature, and those are my models and the way i think about things. >> yeah. >> my -- my -- my id
Jul 15, 2017 4:30pm PDT
certain things like railing against free trade, railing against china, railing against saudi arabia, at one point in the 1980s railing against japan too, and he gets into office and the first thing that he does is to say, well, maybe china's not a currency manipulator, and maybe we do need nato after all, and no, we're not gonna scrap nafta the way that i said that we were, we're gonna go ahead and try and renegotiate it with canada and mexico, so time after time, not only has he gone back on what he promised during the campaign, he's not even the same guy that he was before he went into politics. he has turned into, basically, mike pence, a right-wing ideologue and so, whether it's 2018 or 2020, the decision that people are gonna have to make is do they trust someone who flat out lied to them about the man that he would be as president. - you understand though, mr. secretary, that although his approval ratings are lower than most presidents over time have been at this point, at the end of the day, a lot of the people who supported him are still with him, they actually knew he was imper
Mar 21, 2015 4:30pm PDT
of energy independence and lowered consumption in china. but you would think with the conflict in the petroleum regions, gas prices would be jumping up. that's not such a big thing but israel is still a concern and part of our core issues in this country. >> yeah. in some ways comes back to what we were talking about, right? >> you can't just bonbon that and the other -- you can't just abandon that, and europe is more dependent on that flow of petroleum and russia going to the ukraine, it raises the geophysical stakes. >> yeah. you have a wealth of material. >> it was thrown out in front of us. >>> we have a couple of minutes left, i want to ask you about the progress of something that's public, though you haven't talked much about it, and that's a series for hbo that you're working on that's about texas politics. you want to talk about a wealth of material. i don't have to make up anything. [laughter] >> this stuff practically writes itself. this is an outgrowth of a play you wrote called sunny's last shot but it's set today and it's about the contemporary world of politics, not the
Feb 25, 2017 4:30pm PST
of china beach, and i was fired after the first episode for kissing dana delany a little bit too aggressively. and dana-- - this is a true story? - apparently dana had no problem with it. 'cause i just ran into dana at the premiere of divorce last month. dana had no problem with it, but she was secretly dating the executive producer of the show, and he asked her and she's like yeah you know, he was pretty passionate when he kissed me and that was it, but the good thing that came out of that, first of all they had to pay me for all 10 episodes. (audience laughs) that was good for a struggling actor, but my agent was like we gotta get you back on the horse. the very next audition he sent me to was cheers, which i got and they were casting wings-- - cheers led to wings. - and i-- - so if only you had not, if only you had not over-kissed dana delany. - dana and i discussed this event one month ago. - is that right? the film work you've done is a preferred form of art to tv or not? what's your? - yeah i do. - if you could just pick, what would you-- - no i prefer film because i did fr
Mar 22, 2016 5:30am PDT
. because i decided that as much fun as it was to go to geneva and china and paris and africa, that we weren't going to win the trade battle there. the rest of the world wants to do business with the u.s. i took a year and i went to pittsburgh, and i met with the steel workers. i went to detroit. i met with all the auto manufacturers. i went to north carolina to those textile mills. i went to maine. i let people bang on me in every place i went. - and they did. and they banged. - i met with the labor groups. but what i came back and i would tell my staff, they're not against trade. they don't like the fact that they feel everybody's taking advantage of us. if you hear them, what they're saying is, "at least give me a chance to compete." we're americans. you give us a level playing field, we can win. but we've let everybody in our market. when do we get in theirs. what i said to them is, "i'm going to hold your feet to the fire, "because i'm going to produce a trade agreement "that looks like what you said you wanted." - have you done that? so you're responsible, though you're out of
Oct 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
born in bethlehem? why was moses not in china but palace dan, mount sinai? these are, of course, beyond human understanding. from the human point of view, this was a very untouched area of human collectivity, and in a sense, all of the idolatry, lack of celebration and sophistication that had come about in the mediterranean world with greek philosophy, a lot of rationalism, skepticism, me and listen, you did not have this in arabia. it was simple, but when people with noble characters, but from a religious point of view, they were idolaters. as well in arabic, this time is called the age of ignorance. they were ignorant to the nature of reality, of the one god. among them were some who were shipped the one god, including the prophet muhammed. >> we are speaking with dr. seyyed nasr, professor of islamic studies at george washington university. i must say, i know this to be true, one of the foremost experts on islam in america today and respected all over the world. you want to listen carefully. sit tight, this is -- "this is america and the world." >> "this is america" is made p
Oct 25, 2014 4:30pm PDT
-- hundreds of people who have raise own out of poverty in china. >> communism has fallen in countries like russia are taking a different path. we're at a point now where these other great powers are asserting themselves economically and politically. we're in a point where globalization has essentially hallowed out american manufacturing. it's not just cheaper to do it in other countries but often better. they can do things that we can't do. >> yeah. >> and so you know, the structure of u.s. society, the way people for example climbed into the middle class. the expectation that my children are going to have a better life then i had -- all that has changed. much of that is gone. that's what i think one of the chief anxieties that you can't -- you know, a guy, without a college education can't go get a job down at the plant anymore because the plant is gone but there was a time when he could get a job at a plant. it was a securitied job, probably a union job. benefits, job security, a pension at the end. he could buy a house and raise a family. he can't do that anymore. >> yeah
Oct 26, 2011 5:00am PDT
of it from china where there's been enormous issues with contamination. so this would, this would subject uh imported food to the same standards as our food. so it was a really important thing to get done and um >> as an illustration of how important it was, it was bipartisan! >> it was, yeah. >> they don't agree on anything >> the vote in the senate >> and they and they got more than 70 votes right? >> 75 to 23 in the senate >> right. >> uh which was really impressive um so you know i think it was a big deal. it was very controversial in the food movement um and in fact you had two wings of the food movement >> hm. >> in conflict about it. you have and the food movement's a big, baggy, messy movement. i mean to call it a movement i think i'm alone -- i'm actually the only person who actually calls it a movement [laughs] 'cause i think it is one. but you have these you know you have activists very concerned about food safety basically located in the consumer groups like consumers union and and uh groups like that and then you have sustainable farming advocates uh and then there's
Dec 19, 2015 4:30pm PST
-- >> yeah. >> say, doesn't have any health care, making $10 an hour, sees his job go to china and you say, hey, come out and vote. and what that person says, why? >> why? game is fixed. >> that's exactly right. >> right. >> why? the rich get richer, i'm getting poorer. why do you want me to give credibility to a system that doesn't work for me? >> right. >> so it's a catch-22. what you need as a political party to stand up and fight for those people. look, the koch brothers are going to spend $900 million on this coming election. >> yeah. >> they apparently think politics is important, all right? [laughter]. >> and they're right. but if you're the average person, you don't think politics is important. so what you need is -- >> right. >> -- with absolute clarity to come up with an agenda that says, you know what? we're going to create millions of jobs in this country because real employment is 11%. we're going to rebuild our infrastructure. you know what, we're going to raise the minimum wage, maybe over a period of years, to $15 an hour. you know what? we're going to make tuition
Nov 26, 2016 4:30pm PST
china. all over the place. - now you've referred a couple times to your cousin brian. - oh yeah. - this is a complicated relationship. - between he and i it's pretty simple, you know. if there's a piano in the room, we'll go and write a song. - but if only there were a piano in the room all the time, the relationship might not be as complicated as it is. - well there's a choice in lifestyles that took place in the mid to late-60s and that caused some havoc with the group. i mean, my cousins got into a lot of drug use and stuff and i learned meditation, transcendental meditation, and chose to stay with that as a way of relaxation and, you know, expanding the mind and all that. so there's a different choice of lifestyles which led to somewhat of a schism or division in the group. - but the division happened and then, as you tell the story, there were moments when you were divided and then came back together and then divided and then came back together and even in recent years. came back together and now as i understand it, you're at a place where you're divided. - the thing is, when we di
Feb 20, 2016 4:30pm PST
nixon on the china trip, and we took it. when the platters of food came by, he told us, don't ask what it is, just take it and swallow it". [laughter]. >> funding for "overheard" with evan smith is provided in part by mfi foundation, improving the quality of life within our community. also by hillco partners, a texas government affairs consultancy. and by the alice kleberg reynolds foundation. ñ?ñosñç
Apr 8, 2017 4:30pm PDT
about foods a couple of different ways. either massive population, like let's say india and china or massive touring like italy and spain and france. we don't have that either, but what we do have is access to nature. so i grew up on an island where your steak was fish. four days a week we ate either mackerel, or fish balls or salmon and the day when we didn't have fish it was probably pork or chicken. but also the access to nature. so you go mushroom hunting, you go lingonberry picking 'cause all land is for, is public land. so just growing up without even knowing it, maybe we didn't have a lot of money, but we ate well and everything was homemade. so that-- - your adoptive parents good cooks? - my grandmother was an amazing cook. - grandmother, right. - so everything i put in my mouth was pickled, preserved, but we made it. so you don't think about yourself as a great cook or a great country of cooking maybe, but you had a sense of place, respect of culture, and respect of our food. and now sweden's becoming a very popular food place called the new nordic, right? because of the hel
Aug 12, 2017 4:30pm PDT
china for some film festival, i got to see wong kar-wai speak. and he talked about, you know, we don't hear people say this, but he talked about america has an equation that time is money. we don't hear people say this,ruins everything.out and that it's essential in the way they even think about making movies, is how many weeks do you get paid, this is how, because he makes his movies sometimes over, you know he makes them in erratic fashion, so shoot for two weeks and then he'll shut down for six months and then get the actors and pick back up again. we don't do that because there's investors. and they need the return on their money. and you know, rick and i never talked about this thing, but i realized that rick doesn't do that jump, in that he doesn't see time as having a dollar sign next to it. - it's not about profits. - it's about experience and what we're doing. - right, and about art. so you are, of course, perfectly happy to make bigger budget... - i prefer them because i get paid. (laughter) - more conventional films. - because time is money bud. (laughter) - i want to ask yo
Jun 27, 2015 4:30pm PDT
chinese pa go did a in l.a. china town. >> this is one of those things that you made up or something that actually happened because it sounds great. [ laughter ] in the book we alluded to the fact that characters roll backwards from previous books, but you also have cops at least who were characters ripped from real life, you've written about actually people. >> yes. >> you basically intersperse actual people alongside fictional characters. >> the one question i never answer on this book is what's real and what's not, because i'm out to create. the secret human infrastructure of great public events, and a seamless senilitude. >> may i say you're a scary dude? [ laughter ] i want to put that out there because -- you know, it's not like -- >> yeah. >> has it been the case in previous books either in the first quartet or the books that followed that you've followed the similar strategy approach? >> yeah, uh-huh. >> real-life characters put alongside. >> they rubbed elbows and sometimes other body parts with the... >> it's an absolutely fascinating book. the thing that i always take away
Jul 26, 2011 11:00pm PDT
-china like dynamic. if it's a republican who says i'm taking no more than a hundred. >> yeah. >> .from any citizen, and i'm not taking any corporate money, i'm not taking any pac money, i' the age oo the internet. >> yeah. >> .that has a potential to. >> is self financing okay in that mix? >> i.yeah. i think it is. >> so a john huntsman, just to pick a name out of the air, who former governor of utah could self finance several times over. if he were to say, because i have the resources to self-finance a campaign, and i'm going to allow the lessig plan to be my plan, would that be viewed by you as a, as a sufficient reform? >> well, i think that somebody like that should say it's a terrible political system where only extremely rich people can afford to run. >> right. >> so i don't accept the system where only very rich people can run. >> right. >> but the one thing we know about huntsman or bloomberg or any of these people is that nobody bought them. they bought themselves. >> right. >> right? so, so to the extent people are cynical because they think that politicians say
May 9, 2015 4:30pm PDT
out and they halt these -- these escalating series of game out. we -- we talked to one guy, china joe, who was in the middle of addressing when a fight between two gangs about who could sell heroin on -- on the street and he sort of negotiated an agreemnt where one gang would sell it on this street corner, the other on that street corner. which is the kind of thing police have little -- it's a little harder for police to negotiate that kind of thing. >> really. you -- you -- you think? [laughter] >> yeah. really. yeah. >> yeah. and then he's in the middle of negotiating that and he gets a call from a -- a woman who is about to be murdered by a gang as part of a retribution and so he brings all these two gang -- these two gangs that he just diffused a shoot out with and they all charge over to protect this woman. >> to save the woman. >> to save this woman. and i mean, it's -- >> but again, this is what i mean by institutions that we would look to, traditionally, to solve problems not solving them. i mean, obviously, this is happening, not in league with the authorities, but -- >>
Aug 31, 2011 5:00am PDT
. because the reality is, you know, you're going to make tires less expensive in china than you are in the united states. people who used to work in the tire business manufacturing tires now have to do something else. chances are, uh, we hope that they'll be able to have sufficient education so they can move into the new, new thing. the new industry that's created by the geniuses out of our education system who imagine a world that we now can't see. smith: but of course you cited earlier all the things that the president in your view had accomplished over the first two years. and they are many of the things you just named. you know renewable energy, education, uh, more people with health insurance. bradley:yeah. smith: and yet he gets no credit at all for those things. bradley:but see, yeah, and you're falling into the same problem, which is what about today? smith: yeah. bradley:i need a change immediately. smith: right. things take time. have education for example, so it takes a little time. and that's why, if you're going to do anything in american politics, it's very d
Oct 15, 2013 8:30am EDT
think that is a major problem. i do a lot of work in russia, china, all over, but i'm telling you the rest of the world is envious of us. they would love to be here. they don't hate us. they're not all terrorists. and so we should look at the world as an asset. diplomacy is the most important aspect of america. >> so you're saying, mr. mayor, we look at the world as a liability when we ought to look at the world as an asset. >> it is a mindset. diplomacy is the key of america. not just those in government, but everyday people travel, young people -- i lectured at the university of chicago, a great class of graduate and undergraduate students and to me the greatest asset we have is our younger people. i want to make sure you know that this generation will do things and we should really promote them in business and environmental business, and business practices. we should become the leaders of improving the world, our quality of life, regardless of what country it is. i think that's how we have to view the world. i deal with mayors all over the world. they don't get involved in all thes
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