Why is this not a movie?: Leta Powell Drake

In 2020, a local TV host from Nebraska gained internet fame for a montage of her hilariously blunt interviews with A-list actors from the ’70s and ’80s. But her story goes far beyond one viral clip, as Drake burst into a male-dominated field and succeeded on her own terms, hosting and producing two TV shows that ran for decades, and interviewing everyone from local children and retirees to Hollywood stars. Artist and photographer Tony Cava joins us to about Drake’s quintessentially Midwestern no-nonsense interviews, and why the juxtaposition of a small-city interviewer and Hollywood big shots needs to be a movie.