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Ted Koppel/Frank Langella One on One Interview to Premiere on WNET/PBS 8/28


Legendary journalist, Ted Koppel goes one on one with Academy Award nominee and Tony Award® winner Frank Langella in a memorable interview on stage before a live audience. 

"Ted Koppel/Frank Langella - One on One" will premiere in high definition on Sunday, August 28th at 10:30PM-11:30PM on WNET and subsequently air on additional PBS stations across the country.

Langella, often referred to as the "actor's actor," reflects on his long and distinguished career in film and on Broadway as he chronicles the fascinating personalities he's met along the way. Koppel's probing interview covers the three-time Tony Award winner's challenging roles and reveals how he inhabits characters, both famous and infamous.

The one on one conversation was conducted at Syracuse University's Syracuse Stage. Koppel graduated from Syracuse University in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in speech and dramatic arts and received an honorary doctorate of law from the university in 1982 and the George Arents award in 2005. Langella graduated from Syracuse University in 1959 with a theater arts degree and was awarded the George Arents Award for excellence in performing arts.

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Beginning September 9th, three-time Tony Award® winner Frank Langella returns to Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company production of Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. As part of the centennial celebration of English playwright Terence Rattigan, Man and Boy opens officially on October 9, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).

Mr. Langella's memoir Dropped Names will be released by HarperCollins in 2012. He was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as "Richard Nixon" in Ron Howard's film Frost/Nixon and has subsequently appeared in Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, All Good Things and The Box.

Frank Langella (Gregor Antonescu). Broadway: Bolt's A Man For All Season (Roundabout Theatre Company), Peter Morgan's Frost Nixon, Belber's Match, Turgenev's Fortune's Fool, Strindberg's The Father, Coward's Present Laughter, Schaffer's Amadeus, Rabe's Hurlyburly, Nichols' Passion, Albee's Seascape, Coward's Design for Living, Marowitz's Sherlock's Last Case, Hamilton-Dean's Dracula, Gibson's A Cry of Players, Lorca's Yerma. Off-Broadway: Rostand's Cyrano, Miller's After the Fall, Lowell's The Old Glory: Benito Cereno, Webster's The White Devil, Von Kliest's The Prince of Homburg, Gide's The Immoralist, Pendleton's Booth, Shakespeare's The Tempest, and A Christmas Carol (Menken/Ahrens).

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos

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