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The Big Interview with Dan Rather

Thought-provoking, in-depth interviews with some of the most talented artists from across the entertainment industry. Watch all-new episodes of The Big Interview Wednesdays at 8/7c!

Check out the full season schedule:

10/2 Brian Johnson
10/9 Cheap Trick
10/16 Chicago
10/23 Bret Michaels
10/30 Alice Cooper
11/6 Little Big Town
11/13 Bob Costas
11/20 David Byrne
11/27 America
12/4 Bryan Cranston
12/11 Yes’ Jon Anderson
12/18 The Marshall Tucker Band


 

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Schedule

  • Mon, Nov 18th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Simon Cowell
    As we near the launch of The X-Factor UK on AXS-TV, we meet the mind behind the highly successful reality program. Simon Cowell is a one-of-a-kind media entrepreneur and he has a lot to tell Dan Rather.
  • Mon, Nov 18th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Ringo Starr
    In the 100th episode of The Big Interview with Dan Rather, two legends sit down together as Ringo Starr discusses what it was like as a Beatle, and the struggles and successes of his life since.
  • Tue, Nov 19th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Roger Waters
    Rock and roll legend, and one of the founders of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters talks with Dan about his music, his politics and his upcoming tour.
  • Tue, Nov 19th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Rod Stewart
    Rod Stewart is still rocking out fifty years into his career: he has a hit Las Vegas residency, continues to pack arenas around the world, and has a new album out. He's left his mark on rock & roll, and he talks to Dan Rather about his life and legacy.
  • Wed, Nov 20th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Gregg Allman
    A conversation with the music legend known as one of the architects of southern rock from his home in Georgia.
  • Wed, Nov 20th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Toby Keith
    Country's $500 Million Man Toby Keith celebrates the 25th anniversary of his breakout hit "Should've Been A Cowboy," and shares with Dan Rather the stories behind his great successes.
  • Premiere Wed, Nov 20th 8:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - David Byrne
    The former Talking Heads frontman sits down with Dan Rather to talk about his many creative endeavors and decades-long career.
  • Wed, Nov 20th 10:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - David Byrne
    The former Talking Heads frontman sits down with Dan Rather to talk about his many creative endeavors and decades-long career.
  • Thu, Nov 21st 12:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - David Byrne
    The former Talking Heads frontman sits down with Dan Rather to talk about his many creative endeavors and decades-long career.
  • Thu, Nov 21st 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Ringo Starr
    In the 100th episode of The Big Interview with Dan Rather, two legends sit down together as Ringo Starr discusses what it was like as a Beatle, and the struggles and successes of his life since.
  • Thu, Nov 21st 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Dan Rather meets with legendary Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd to discuss the band's history and legacy as they embark on a farewell tour.
  • Fri, Nov 22nd 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Steven Van Zandt
    Dan Rather sits down with New Jersey's own rock and roller Steven Van Zandt to talk music, Bruce Springsteen and the Sopranos.
  • Fri, Nov 22nd 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Kansas
    Dan Rather sits down with 3 members of the progressive rock band Kansas forty years after the release of their iconic song "Dust in the Wind."
  • Mon, Nov 25th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Steve Perry
    Former lead singer of Journey Steve Perry opens up to Dan Rather about why he walked away from the spotlight at the height of his career and what brought him back to music now.
  • Mon, Nov 25th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Joan Baez
    Dan Rather sits down with folk trailblazer and human rights activist Joan Baez to discuss her music, past loves, and recent decision to step away from the stage.
  • Tue, Nov 26th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - The Doobie Brothers
    Still rockin' down the highway after all these years, The Doobie Brothers take time for a backstage conversation about their incredible run.
  • Tue, Nov 26th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Dan Aykroyd
    Comedic genius Dan Aykroyd talks with Dan Rather about everything from Ghostbusters to his early days on SNL and the loss of his friend and fellow comedian, John Belushi.
  • Wed, Nov 27th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - The Doors
    The two surviving members of The Doors, John Densmore and Robby Krieger, reminisce about their music, the sixties, and the life and death of Jim Morrison.
  • Wed, Nov 27th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Buddy Guy
    Guitar legend Buddy Guy reflects on his life, career, and the blues on this episode of The Big Interview with Dan Rather.
  • Premiere Wed, Nov 27th 8:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - America
    Dan Rather interviews Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley, the founding duo of the band America, about their irresistible hits and long life on the road.
  • Wed, Nov 27th 10:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - America
    Dan Rather interviews Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley, the founding duo of the band America, about their irresistible hits and long life on the road.
  • Thu, Nov 28th 12:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - America
    Dan Rather interviews Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley, the founding duo of the band America, about their irresistible hits and long life on the road.
  • Mon, Dec 2nd 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Paul Shaffer
    Musician, television personality, and radio host Paul Shaffer, best known for being Late Show host David Letterman's longtime bandleader, sits down with Dan Rather for a wide-ranging conversation.
  • Mon, Dec 2nd 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Brian Setzer
    Brian Setzer sits down with Dan Rather to discuss the Stray Cats, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and his love for forgotten genres of music.
  • Tue, Dec 3rd 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Kenny Loggins
    Dan Rather sits down with 70s superstar and 80s "Soundtrack King" Kenny Loggins to talk songwriting, soul searching, and the stories behind some of the biggest hits for the big screen.
  • Tue, Dec 3rd 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Ricky Skaggs
    Few country and bluegrass musicians are as revered as Ricky Skaggs, who speaks with Dan Rather about growing up under the tutelage of legends, and then becoming one himself.
  • Wed, Dec 4th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Billy Ray Cyrus
    Billy Ray Cyrus opens up about the highs and lows of his career, from living in his car to performing at the Grammys to watching the careers of daughters Noah Cyrus and Miley Cyrus take off.
  • Wed, Dec 4th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Kenny Loggins
    Dan Rather sits down with 70s superstar and 80s "Soundtrack King" Kenny Loggins to talk songwriting, soul searching, and the stories behind some of the biggest hits for the big screen.
  • Premiere Wed, Dec 4th 8:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Bryan Cranston
    Emmy and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston sits down with Dan Rather for a candid conversation.
  • Wed, Dec 4th 10:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Bryan Cranston
    Emmy and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston sits down with Dan Rather for a candid conversation.
  • Thu, Dec 5th 12:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Bryan Cranston
    Emmy and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston sits down with Dan Rather for a candid conversation.
  • Thu, Dec 5th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Rush's Geddy Lee
    A fascinating conversation with one of rock & roll's all-time greats. Rush's Geddy Lee welcomes Dan into his home.
  • Thu, Dec 5th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Dickey Betts
    Dickey Betts is responsible for some of the Allman Brothers Band's biggest hits. The Ramblin' Man speaks with Dan Rather about coming out of retirement and carrying on the band's legacy.
  • Fri, Dec 6th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Robert Plant
    Dan Rather sits down with Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin's legendary frontman, for a thoughtful conversation touching on Plant's most personal lyrics and the stories behind some of rock's most lasting hits.
  • Fri, Dec 6th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Steve Perry
    Former lead singer of Journey Steve Perry opens up to Dan Rather about why he walked away from the spotlight at the height of his career and what brought him back to music now.
  • Mon, Dec 9th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Florida Georgia Line
    One of the hottest groups in country music sit down with Dan Rather to talk about whether their music is really country.
  • Mon, Dec 9th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Paul Stanley
    Dan Rather sits down with legendary frontman Paul Stanley of KISS where he dishes on everything from his love of painting to how KISS became one of the most successful rock bands in music history.
  • Tue, Dec 10th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Sammy Hagar
    The Red Rocker has a life of fame and fortune outside of music. Plus, his life and times with Van Halen.
  • Tue, Dec 10th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Cyndi Lauper
    Grammy, Emmy, and Tony award-winning musician Cyndi Lauper chats with Dan Rather about her groundbreaking career.
  • Wed, Dec 11th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Kid Rock
    The original American badass, Kid Rock sits down with Dan at his Tennessee mountaintop "Trouble-wide" motor home.
  • Wed, Dec 11th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Foreigner
    In their first interview together in over 20 years, Foreigner's founding member Mick Jones and original lead singer Lou Gramm sit down for an exclusive interview with Dan Rather to discuss music, their falling-out and what the future holds.
  • Premiere Wed, Dec 11th 8:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - YES' Jon Anderson
    Dan Rather sits down with one of the most recognizable voices of progressive rock, Jon Anderson of YES.
  • Wed, Dec 11th 10:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - YES' Jon Anderson
    Dan Rather sits down with one of the most recognizable voices of progressive rock, Jon Anderson of YES.
  • Thu, Dec 12th 12:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - YES' Jon Anderson
    Dan Rather sits down with one of the most recognizable voices of progressive rock, Jon Anderson of YES.
  • Thu, Dec 12th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Peter Frampton
    Classic Rock legend Peter Frampton describes the ups and downs of his career and sings one of the hits that made him an icon.
  • Thu, Dec 12th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - REO Speedwagon
    REO Speedwagon (Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato, & Bryan Hitt) sits down with Dan Rather to talk about making hits and the keys to their ongoing success.
  • Fri, Dec 13th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview Special Edition - Keith Urban
    Dan catches up with country music superstar Keith Urban on his "Ripcord" tour.
  • Fri, Dec 13th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Billy Bob Thornton
    Academy award-winning actor, writer, director and musician Billy Bob Thornton sits down with Dan Rather for an insightful conversation about movies, music, and why he has moved from the silver screen to the small screen.
  • Sat, Dec 14th 1:10 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Roger Waters
    Rock and roll legend, and one of the founders of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters talks with Dan about his music, his politics and his upcoming tour.
  • Mon, Dec 16th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Billy Gibbons
    The legendary frontman for ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons joins Dan for a look back at the band’s more than 40 years together.
  • Mon, Dec 16th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Carl and Rob Reiner
    Iconic father-and-son filmmakers Carl and Rob Reiner share stories from some of their biggest hit movies and television shows, as well as their views on politics today and the secret to good comedy writing.
  • Tue, Dec 17th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Neil Young
    Music legend Neil Young sits down for a rare and candid interview about his career, his music and his environmental activism.
  • Tue, Dec 17th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Travis Tritt
    Dan Rather talks to country music superstar Travis Tritt about what country music was, is, and should be.
  • Wed, Dec 18th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Olivia Newton-John
    Still with the magical voice, the star of Grease sits down with Dan and we go backstage before her sold out Las Vegas performance.
  • Wed, Dec 18th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Boz Scaggs
    Dan Rather gets the lowdown on the life and career of singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs.
  • Premiere Wed, Dec 18th 8:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - The Marshall Tucker Band
    Southern rock pioneer Doug Gray of The Marshall Tucker Band gets personal with Dan Rather about his upbringing, his drive to perform and the darker moments of life on the road.
  • Wed, Dec 18th 10:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - The Marshall Tucker Band
    Southern rock pioneer Doug Gray of The Marshall Tucker Band gets personal with Dan Rather about his upbringing, his drive to perform and the darker moments of life on the road.
  • Thu, Dec 19th 12:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - The Marshall Tucker Band
    Southern rock pioneer Doug Gray of The Marshall Tucker Band gets personal with Dan Rather about his upbringing, his drive to perform and the darker moments of life on the road.
  • Thu, Dec 19th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Carl and Rob Reiner
    Iconic father-and-son filmmakers Carl and Rob Reiner share stories from some of their biggest hit movies and television shows, as well as their views on politics today and the secret to good comedy writing.
  • Thu, Dec 19th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Paul Shaffer
    Musician, television personality, and radio host Paul Shaffer, best known for being Late Show host David Letterman's longtime bandleader, sits down with Dan Rather for a wide-ranging conversation.
  • Fri, Dec 20th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Kiefer Sutherland
    Kiefer Sutherland's talents go far beyond acting and he's got a new album to prove it.
  • Fri, Dec 20th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Brian Johnson
    Brian Johnson, the former lead singer of AC/DC, sits down with Dan Rather to talk about his rock & roll legacy and life in the spotlight.
  • Mon, Dec 23rd 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Quentin Tarantino
    Dan is invited to the private screening room of one of the most outspoken, controversial, and most respected directors of our time, Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino.
  • Mon, Dec 23rd 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Cheap Trick
    Power pop icons Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, and Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick sit down with Dan Rather to talk about their early success, signature hits, and why after 45 years together, they're still touring and making new music.
  • Tue, Dec 24th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Oliver Stone
    Dan Rather sits down with Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone. From his service in Vietnam, to his brief time behind bars in an American prison, Stone talks about how his personal experiences shaped his legendary film making career.
  • Wed, Dec 25th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Carol Burnett
    Emmy award-winning entertainer Carol Burnett is television royalty. In a candid conversation, she talks about her legendary career, the state of the television industry as well as the highs and lows of a life in the spotlight.
  • Thu, Dec 26th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Jane Lynch
    Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Jane Lynch opens up about her late break into Hollywood stardom. From movies to television to life off-screen, Lynch has a unique take on all of it.
  • Thu, Dec 26th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Chicago
    Dan Rather chats with Robert Lamm and Lee Loughnane of the legendary rock band Chicago about the longevity of their career and unforgettable music.
  • Fri, Dec 27th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - Bryan Cranston
    Emmy and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston sits down with Dan Rather for a candid conversation.
  • Fri, Dec 27th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Bret Michaels
    Singer, songwriter, and Reality TV star, Bret Michaels talks to Dan Rather about the challenges of living life with type 1 diabetes, his early songs with Poison and his successful solo career.
  • Sat, Dec 28th 3:10 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Phil Collins
    Legendary singer-songwriter Phil Collins sits down with Dan Rather to talk about his anticipated return to the music scene, his record breaking success and a possible future partnership with Adele.
  • Mon, Dec 30th 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - YES' Jon Anderson
    Dan Rather sits down with one of the most recognizable voices of progressive rock, Jon Anderson of YES.
  • Mon, Dec 30th 3:00 PM ET
    The Big Interview - Alice Cooper
    Alice Cooper, The Godfather of Shock Rock, sits down with Dan Rather for a candid interview discussing the highs and lows of his career and why he feels his best music is yet to come.
  • Tue, Dec 31st 9:00 AM ET
    The Big Interview - The Marshall Tucker Band
    Southern rock pioneer Doug Gray of The Marshall Tucker Band gets personal with Dan Rather about his upbringing, his drive to perform and the darker moments of life on the road.

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