'Backstage with...' & Saks Fifth Avenue

January 30, 2010

Remember that when Tom Hanks went to Cleveland to help the Great Lakes Theater Festival, he also gave an interview to NPR's Scott Simon and students ?
Well for those of you who have WVIZ/PBS, take note of this important date : Thursday February 11. The interview will air several times in February beginning on Feb 11. We'd be very grateful if anyone could capture the show (Backstage with Tom Hanks) for us. Here's a little teaser.

As we're talking about Cleveland, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson made a last-minute Christmas gift to Great Lakes Theater Festival. On December 24, they made a donation, the amount of which remains secret but the contribution will be called “The Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Fund for Artists.” You can read two articles, from Jan 26 & 27, in the press archive.

On January 27, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Tim McGraw all attended the Saks Fifth Avenue's Unforgettable Evening benefiting EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund, along with their wives Rita Wilson, Kate Capshaw and Faith Hill who were awarded for their long support to the cause. By the way, you can see (and listen to !) how Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks introduced their respective wives in one of the videos we've added to the video archives...


You can watch a video of Access Hollywood as well as read two articles, from WWD and Access Hollywood, in our press archive. We've added some photos of the evening in the gallery.