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'Charlie Rose,' by 'Girls' Executive Producer Judd Apatow

I couldn't find Charlie Rose's show more interesting and informative. I'm just so happy it exists. I get to hear people who I admire and am inspired by talk at great lengths. Everything is so shallow these days. People have no attention span: They don't like to think deeply about any subject. So these last bastions of thoughtful dialogue are so important. When something comes up in the news like the Snowden leaks, you know you're going to get a very in-depth discussion of what it really means. And then the next day he'll just have the greatest interview with Frank Langella. I've been on the show, and one of the real thrills is knowing that Henry Kissinger's ass was on this chair. One of the biggest mistakes Charlie Rose ever made was he tried to replace his round wood table with some glass table; I almost started crying. I was home screaming at the TV: "Oh, no!" Like the Bachelorette was picking the wrong Bachelor. I go on iTunes and buy audiobooks of old Charlie Rose interviews with people like David Milch and Neil Young, and take them on the plane when I have to travel. He's just so damn smart. I guess you could say I'm a Charlie Rose "Deadhead."

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