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Michael Lewis on Charlie Rose

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Charlie Rose discusses The Big Short with author Michael Lewis.

Link to video

Michael Lewis on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Jon Stewart interviews Michael Lewis about his new book The Big Short and the subprime mortgage mess.

Link to full episode – March 15th, 2010.

Michael Lewis: What I Read

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Michael Lewis discusses his media diet with The Atlantic Wire’s Nichole Allen.

I don’t tweet, I don’t Twitter, I couldn’t even tell you how to read or where to find a Twitter message. I don’t actually see the point of limiting communication to a haiku. I find the whole effusion of communications technology bewildering. All you have to do is overhear a certain number of cell phone conversations to see that the vast majority of what people say and write to each other is totally pointless. I have an email address and I’m thinking of shutting that down. It’s amazing how overly accessible people are. There’s a lot of communication in my life that’s not enriching, it’s impoverishing.

How A Few Made Millions Betting Against The Market

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Michael Lewis was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air, 3/16/2010.

Link to Fresh Air’s story and audio [40 min 31 sec]

Origins of The Blind Side

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

ML explains the origins of The Blind Side to Michael Hogan on

Parmount options ‘Big Short’

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Paramount Pictures has purchased the rights to ML’s upcoming book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company is reportedly working on the project.

Michael Lewis on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Monday 7/20/09

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Michael Lewis is slated to be a guest on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson this coming Monday, July 20th, 2009 @ 12:35am ET.

Link to YouTube clip (6 min 57 sec)

Sony Hires New Writer to Salvage ‘Moneyball’

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Latest episode from the “Moneyball” movie debacle: Sony Pictures has tapped screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (of West Wing fame) to quickly rewrite the “Moneyball” script.

Link to NY Times

Last month, Sony executives canceled the baseball picture — which was set to star Brad Pitt, who remains involved — just days before production, citing dissatisfaction with a rewrite from its director, Steven Soderbergh.

The film’s sudden collapse raised questions about Hollywood’s ability to tackle complex fare in the face of weak industry economics.

Authors@Google: Michael Lewis

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Michael Lewis visits Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book “Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood.” This event took place on June 10, 2009, as part of the Authors@Google series.

Link from YouTube (47 min 5 sec)

Sony Pictures halts 'Moneyball' movie

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

From NY Times article, July 1, 2009: Money Worries Kill A-List Film at Last Minute

Just days before shooting was to begin, Sony Pictures pulled the plug on “Moneyball,” a major film project starring Brad Pitt and being directed by Steven Soderbergh.