Overheard with Evan Smith

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton is an actor whose credits include One False Move, Weird Science, Apollo 13 and Big Love. Paxton passed away on February 25th, 2017. This episode originally aired in March of 2011.

Air Date 3/17/11

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OVERHEARD WITH EVAN SMITH brings you in-depth interviews with today's most fascinating public figures. You'll meet politicians, authors, artists, actors, journalists, business people - anyone who's at the center of things. Join us for smart interviews with the country's most interesting people, always with an eye toward the news and always with a sense of humor.
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