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Role Models




Listen: Terry Gross talks to John Waters on Fresh Air (Duration: 31:23)
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Terry Gross talks to John Waters on Fresh Air

John Waters: A Bad Influence Picks His 'Role Models'

Duration: 31:23
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John Waters talks to Patt Morrison on KPCC

An outlandish character with an affinity for the weird, extreme and shocking, John Waters is not the man you want your kids to idolize. But in his new memoir, Role Models, Waters looks at the people he finds most inspiring and influential to his life, including himself, Johnny Mathis, Charles Manson groupie Leslie Van Houten and a lesbian stripper named Zorro. Though quite a contrast from Mother Teresa or Gandhi, Waters delves into his experiences with this rare breed of paragons and their effect on his pro

Duration: 20:00
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John Hockenberry interviews John Waters on The Takeaway

Singers, Writers, Strippers: The Role Models of John Waters

Duration: 8:26
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John Waters on The Leonard Lopate Show

In Role Models, filmmaker John Waters profiles his favorite personalities—some famous, some unknown—who helped shape his unique worldview.

Duration: 32:19
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Michael Krasny interviews John Waters on KQED's Forum.

We welcome filmmaker and author John Waters to the studio. The writer and director behind the original film "Hairspray," Waters has just come out with a new memoir, "Role Models." His other films include "Polyester," "Cry-Baby," "Pink Flamingos" and "Cecil B. Demented." Host: Michael Krasny

Duration: 52:00
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John Waters on The Marc Steiner Show

The incomparable John Waters, Baltimore native and writer/director of cult classic films like Pink Flamingos and Hairspray, joins us to talk about his new autobiography Role Models. On Saturday, June 5th, at 7pm, John Waters will sign copies of Role Models at Atomic Books.

Duration: 52:21
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Craig Ferguson interviews John Waters on the Late Late ShowCraig Ferguson interviews John Waters on the Late Late Show

Craig and John discuss rat fur, the royal wedding, Mother's Day and graveyards.

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Craig Ferguson interviews John Waters on the Late Late Show

Craig and John discuss fashion, shrimping, Little Richard.

Duration: 9:13Watch Video
John Waters on The Leonard Lopate Show

In Role Models, filmmaker John Waters profiles his favorite personalities—some famous, some unknown—who helped shape his unique worldview.

Duration: 9:16Watch Video