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The Best of Our Conversations with Actors and Directors: Tuesday’s Show (January 3, 2017)

Posted on · One of the many pleasures of producing a program like Houston Matters is the opportunity to meet and talk with creative people, including – occasionally – notable actors and directors. Some are Houston natives; others are just passing through town. But each brings his or her unique experiences and perspectives to the work they do, and […]

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The Best of Our Conversations with Actors and Directors: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Posted on · One of the many pleasures of producing a program like Houston Matters is the opportunity to meet and talk with creative people, including – occasionally – notable actors and directors. Some are Houston natives; others are just passing through town. But each brings his or her unique experiences and perspectives to the work they do, and […]

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Louis Gossett Jr. on Race, and Stories Hollywood Hasn’t Told Yet

Posted on · Oscar and Emmy-award winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. was in town last week to participate in Houston in Concert Against Hate. He considered the appearance a natural fit for him. He’s always had an eye toward race relations in the role’s he’s chosen to play on screen, including his Emmy-winning role in the landmark TV miniseries Roots, and […]

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Immigration in Houston, Generational Divide, and Louis Gossett, Jr: Houston Matters for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Posted on · After six years of stalled discussion and debate with Congressional Republicans over U.S. immigration policy, President Obama addressed the nation last night and shared his decision to defer the deportation of more than four million immigrants who entered the country illegally. The president characterizes the move as accountability, not amnesty. Congressional Republicans call it an […]

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Louis Gossett, Jr. Headlines Annual ‘Concert Against Hate’

Posted on · We learn more about the Houston chapter of the Anti-Defamation League and its Nov. 13 event, “Houston In Concert Against Hate.” The event features theatrical and musical performances marking the progress of American civil rights since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The event features Academy Award-winner Louis Gossett, Jr.