Feb 27
2010

ABC’s 20/20 will have a special program just in time for the Academy Awards. In “Before they were Famous”, some of this year’s Oscar nominees will be portrayed before they were stars. Watch “Before They Were Famous,” on a special edition of “20/20” Tuesday, March 2 at 10 p.m. ET and read an in-depth article below the cut. 20/20’s website is accompanied by a preview clip and pictures as well.

 

ABC News recently sat down with two figures from Streep’s past – her best friend in high school and her graduate school drama coach – to talk about the star’s teenage days and her early stage career. So what was she like back then? Pretty much perfect, it turns out. “She was very outgoing. She had a great personality. Extremely funny,” said Susan Castrilli, a friend of Streep’s from Bernards High School in Bernardsville, N.J. “She was – you know, I think the Meryl that you see now is the Meryl that was 14 years old. I don’t think she’s really changed all that much.”

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Jan 30
2010

What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of the new PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Building on the success of his series African American Lives (called by the New York Times “the most exciting and stirring documentary on any subject to appear on television in a long time,”) and African American Lives 2, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. again turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans, including Meryl Streep, Mike Nichols, Stephen Colbert, Queen Noor, Yo-Yo Ma and Eva Longoria Parker. The series premieres nationally Wednesdays, February 10 – March 3, 2010 from 8-9 p.m. ET on PBS.

Jan 21
2010

According to GMTV’s website they will be joined by Meryl on their Monday 25th show. No word if it will be a taped interview or a live appearance – we will see :-) Thanks to Sara for the heads-up!

Dec 30
2009

The 32nd Kennedy Center Honors was broadcast yesterday. Meryl saluted Robert De Niro, her colleague from “The Deer Hunter”, “Falling in Love” and “Marvin’s Room”. A full clip of her speech can be streamed below and in the video archive.

Dec 21
2009

Today, Meryl has attended Good Morning America to promote “It’s Complicated”, dish on her double Golden Globe nomination and Christmas. The complete interview can be streamed in the video archive, screencaps in high quality can be found in the Image Library.

Dec 13
2009

Though the U.S. is a young nation – just 233 years old if you trace it back to the Declaration of Independence in 1776 – the settling of the continent goes back four centuries or more. With that in mind, the History Channel will premiere ‘America: The Story of Us’ in 2010, an epic 12-part series examining how this nation of average citizens, not royalty, have determined its course from the very beginning.

 

According to Variety, Meryl Streep and Michael Douglas are among a starry list of narrators confirmed for the series, which draws talent from Hollywood and politics. Other narrators will include former Secretary of State Colin Powell and NBC anchor Brian Williams. The aim of the series, said Nancy Dubuc, general manager of the History Channel, is not to revisit pivotal moments in the American experience for their own sake. It’s to point up the enduring notion that “…American history truly belongs to the people and causes us to reflect on who we are and how we will shape the future of the country.” Beyond Streep and Douglas – and owing to the documentary’s extraordinary sweep – the History Channel has engaged a deep pool of talent for on-camera commentary as well. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Gen. Tommy Franks, Donald Trump and Stevie Wonder are among the notables who’ll appear. Many thanks to Jayzhelle for the heads-up on this one!

Nov 17
2009

Meryl’s appearance on “Live with Regis & Kelly” can be now watched at the video archive. Captures have been added as well with thanks to Nora!

Nov 15
2009

Meryl Streep will be promoting “Fantastic Mr. Fox” on Live with Regis & Kelly this Monday, November 16. If anyone is able to digitalize this for the site, please let me know :-)

Monday, November 16, 2009. Two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep gets animated in her new movie, “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” CNN’s Anderson Cooper visits Regis and Kelly. And the Hayes family sets a “Table for 12” on their reality series.

Sep 24
2009

With many thanks to Bruno for bringing this online, Meryl’s appearance on the French talkshow Vivement Dimanche (September 13) can be now watched in the video archive in two parts, captures have been added to the Image Library. Enjoy!

Sep 12
2009

In the past days there have been lots of new interviews with Meryl and Stanley Tucci on their European tour to promote “Julie & Julia”. Clips of various French and Spanish tv programmes were uploaded, as well as the previously announced interviews on GMTV and This Morning, yesterday. A complete list can be found below the previews. Enjoy!

 

Video Archive > News Segments > 2009 > This Morning (September 11, 2009)
Video Archive > News Segments > 2009 > GMTV (September 11, 2009)
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Video Archive > News Segments > 2009 > Sé Lo Che Hicisteis (September 09, 2009)
Video Archive > News Segments > 2009 > France 24 (September 06, 2009)
Video Archive > Miscellaneous > Le Grand Journal Interview Session (September 04, 2009)
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