On today's show:
Behind The Scenes With Daniel J. Jones
(Starts at 7:45)
The new film, "The Report," tells the story of the seven years it took Senate Intelligence Committee staffers to investigate and complete an exhaustive report on the CIA's secret post-9/11 interrogation and detention program. Completed in 2014, the final report was 6,700 pages long, only about 500 of which were ultimately made public. The report's main finding was that "enhanced" interrogation measures (deemed "torture" by critics, including President Obama) were ineffective at producing usable intelligence. In writer/director Scott Z. Burns's film, Adam Driver plays Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones and Annette Bening plays Senator Dianne Feinstein, who led the investigation. John Horn spoke with Jones about "The Report" and what it was like to work with Burns on the making of the film.
Disney Plus Launches With Some Minuses
(Starts at :45)
John talks with Variety's Todd Spangler about opening day problems for the new streamer on the block: "Disney Plus opened its doors Tuesday — but some fans immediately encountered problems trying to access the streaming service. Multiple users on social media said they had trouble signing in to Disney Plus when it first went live, while others said they had problems accessing specific content or using features ... Disney Plus’ customer help account on Twitter blamed the problems on unexpectedly high demand ... At launch, Disney Plus includes nearly 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and other brands. Movies include the 'Star Wars' and 'Avengers' pictures as well as 18 Pixar films and Walt Disney Animation Studios classics, such as 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' and 'Beauty and the Beast.'”
Calexico and Iron & Wine, Second Time Around
(Starts at 18:50)
Indie folk-rock groups Calexico and Iron & Wine each have a unique and distinctive sound, but when combined, they seem to bring out the best in one another, making music that’s both rich instrumentally and lyrically emotional. They’re currently on tour with their second collaborative album, “Years to Burn.” Sam Beam of Iron & Wine and Joey Burns from Calexico stopped by The Frame in between shows.