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July 31, 2018 29 min

Sheila Nevins was the longtime President of HBO Documentary films.

She has worked on productions that have been recognized with 35 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards, and 26 Academy Awards. Sheila has also won 32 individual Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person.

Sheila talks to Bassem about being an outsider both in her childhood and also as a woman in Hollywood. They discuss Sheila's philosophy of storytelling and her favorite documentary. And, Sheila asks Bassem a few questions, too.

If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave a voicemail.

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