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Public Speaking -- A feature-length documentary on writer and social commentator Fran Lebowitz.

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Public Speaking -- A student who is nervous about presenting a speech to his classmates relates his symptoms from his public speaking book, so that he makes the decision to fight or flight.

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Featurette for Public Speaking features a number of questions thrown at Fran Lebowitz.

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Trailer for the documentary Public Speaking. I have way too frequently for my own moral comfort been asked if I was an only child. Fran Lebowitz Wise, brilliant and funny, Fran Lebowitz hit the New York literary scene in the early 70s when Andy Warhol hired the unknown scribe to write a column for Interview magazine. Today, she s an acclaimed author with legions of fans who adore her acerbic wit. Directed by Oscar winner Martin Scorsese and produced by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, an Emmy - and Peabody-winning documentarian, and Margaret Bodde, the feature-length documentary Public Speaking spotlights Lebowitz s experiences and sardonic world view. The film was recently nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award in the Best Documentary category. Directed in the inimitable and energetic style of Scorsese s early documentaries Italian American and American Boy, Public Speaking captures the author in conversation at New York s Waverly Inn, in an onstage discussion with longtime friend and celebrated writer Toni Morrison and on the streets of New York City. Lebowitz offers insights on timely issues such as gender, race and gay rights, as well as her pet peeves, including celebrity culture, smoking bans, tourists and strollers. Gender, she says, is a very big piece of luck, adding, Any white gentile straight male who is not President of the United States failed. Reflecting on the election of Barack Obama, she calls racism a fantasy of superiority, adding, a fantasy can end, you know. It probably won t, but it can. On the subject of aging, Lebowitz says, At a certain point, the worst picture taken of you when you were 25 is better than the best picture taken of you when you re 45. Of her beloved city, she says, New York was not better [in the 70s] because there was more crime. It was better because it was cheaper.

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, Nov. 22, 2010

Skating with the Stars
9:11/8:11c ABC
Worried about undergoing withdrawal now that Dancing with the Stars approaches the end of another season? The premiere of this new reality competition should help ease some of that pain. The concept is familiar: Six celebrities are paired up with professional ice skaters, and their fates are determined by a combination of judges' and viewers' votes. Vince Neil, Bethenny Frankel and Sean Young are among the stars who signed on to hit the ice, and Olympian Johnny Weir is on the panel of judges. — Jennifer Sankowski

Read on for previews of Chelsea's Big Interview Special, Monday Night Football, American Masters, Two and a Half Men, The Real Story of Thanksgiving and Public Speaking. read more

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Premise: Martin Scorsese directs this profile of writer Fran Lebowitz ("Metropolitan Life"), who reflects on her career and reputation as an outspoken social critic while discussing her views on race, gender, sexuality and celebrity culture onstage with author Toni Morrison for a student audience and holding court in a New York City tavern.

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