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Overheard with Evan Smith

Next Airing: Tue, Dec 5th, 2023 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV

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OVERHEARD WITH EVAN SMITH brings you in-depth interviews with today's most fascinating public figures. You'll meet politicians, authors, artists, actors, journalists, business people - anyone who's at the center of things. Join us for smart interviews with the country's most interesting people, always with an eye toward the news and always with a sense of humor.


  • Jose Antonio Vargas, Journalist and Activist

    Hear from Jose Antonio Vargas in 2019, who touches on immigration and his memoir "Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen.

    Next Airing: Tue, Dec 5th, 2023 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/30/2023 to 9/30/2024
  • Reza Aslan, Author and Religious Scholar

    Reza Aslan is a religious scholar and author of the New York Times best-seller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. His first book No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam was named one of the most important books of our decade and was translated into thirteen languages.

    Next Airing: Wed, Dec 6th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 12/4/2023 to 9/30/2024
  • President Barack Obama

    In a special episode of Overheard, Evan sits down with President Barack Obama for a discussion about civic engagement in the 21st Century. The interview is an excerpt of the Keynote Conversation at the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas on March 11, 2016.

    Next Airing: Wed, Dec 13th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 12/11/2023 to 9/30/2024
  • The Alums of Saturday Night Live

    Hear from some of the biggest actors, writers, and comedians who have lent their talents to Saturday Night Live. Former cast members dive into the writing and auditioning process and offer behind the scenes look at the show. Featuring Fred Armisen, Colin Jost, Kevin Nealon, Molly Shannon, Michael McKean, and Noel Wells.

    Next Airing: Wed, Dec 20th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 9/25/2023 to 9/30/2024
  • Brene Brown, Researcher and Author

    Brene Brown discusses her latest book "Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations." Evan Smith also asks about her research on courage, vulnerability, shame, empathy, and the TEDx Houston talk that has garnered more than 36 million views.

    Next Airing: Wed, Dec 27th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 12/25/2023 to 9/30/2024
  • Cokie Roberts, Author & Journalist

    Cokie Roberts is a best-selling author and currently a contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and a Political Commentator for ABC News. Cokie co-anchored ABC's This Week with Sam Donaldson from 1996-2002. She's won numerous awards, including three Emmys, and was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. Her new book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 was published in April.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jan 3rd, 2024 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 9/30/2024
  • Richard Linklater, Director/Writer

    Richard Linklater is a director and writer. He is best known for his films Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, Slacker and Everybody Wants Some. Linklater is the Artistic Director and founder of the Austin Film Society. He has won a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture. Linklater currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jan 10th, 2024 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/8/2024 to 9/30/2024
  • Margaret Atwood, Award-Winning Author

    Margaret Atwood is an award-winning author of more than 40 volumes of poetry, children's literature, fiction, and nonfiction. She's best known for her novels, including The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, and The Blind Assassin, which won the Booker Prize in 2000. Her newest novel, The Heart Goes Last, was published in September.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jan 17th, 2024 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/15/2024 to 9/30/2024
  • Bryan Cranston, Actor

    Bryan Cranston is a highly acclaimed actor best known for playing Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad. He won back-to-back Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for that role. Before winning he'd been nominated for three Emmys and two Golden Globes. Recent film credits include Trumbo, Argo, and the new HBO film All the Way, in which he plays President Lyndon Johnson. Cranston played Johnson in All the Way on Broadway. He earned a Tony Award for that role.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jan 24th, 2024 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/22/2024 to 9/30/2024
  • John Kerry, Former Secretary of State

    Join Evan Smith's conversation with former Secretary of State John Kerry as they discuss the current political climate in Washington, and "Every Day Is Extra," Kerry's revealing memoir where he acknowledges lessons learned the hard way.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jan 31st, 2024 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/29/2024 to 9/30/2024
  • Anne Lamott, Author

    Author Anne Lamott discusses the books she writes that take on difficult subjects during her 2018 interview.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/9/2023 to 9/30/2024
  • John Grisham, Author

    International best-selling author John Grisham discusses his latest, "The Guardians."

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/9/2023 to 9/30/2024
  • Kathy Valentine, Musician

    Kathy Valentine is a musician, songwriter and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the all-female band the Go-Go's. Her memoir, "All I Ever Wanted" was published in 2020.

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 8/7/2023 to 9/30/2024
  • Larry Wilmore, Comedian & Writer

    Larry Wilmore is "Senior Black Correspondent" for The Daily Show, and a television writer. His work has appeared on In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Office. Wilmore also created The Bernie Mac Show in 2001.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/30/2023 to 9/30/2024
  • Lyle Lovett, Singer/Actor

    Lyle Lovett is a singer, composer and actor. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has released 14 albums that fuse elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues. He has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. Lovett was also named Texas State Musician.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/23/2023 to 9/30/2024
  • Stacey Abrams, Political Leader

    Former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams on voter suppression and politics.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/16/2023 to 9/30/2024
  • Tommy Orange, Author

    From 2019, Native American novelist Tommy Orange discusses his debut novel "There There."

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/23/2023 to 9/30/2024
  • Walter Isaacson, Author

    Walter Isaacson is an author, Professor of History at Tulane, and was formerly the CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He has written many biographies including Einstein: His Life and Universe, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and most recently, Leonardo da Vinci.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/2/2023 to 9/30/2024