<p>Bryan Cranston in the desert for the &quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;episode &quot;4 Days Out.&quot;</p>

Bryan Cranston in the desert for the "Breaking Bad" episode "4 Days Out."

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'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston looks back at Walter White's greatest hits, part 2

On telling Jesse to run, being The One Who Knocks, and a lot more

Earlier this week, I sat down with "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston to look back on his memories of some of the classic Walter White moments from the AMC drama's first four seasons. It was such a long conversation that I had to split it into two parts. Part one ran yesterday, and after the jump, I talked with Cranston about two of the most famous Walter White lines of all — "I am the one who knocks!" and "Run." — the breakdown in the crawl space, and more.

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<p>Miguel Gomez and Louis C.K. on &quot;Louie.&quot;</p>

Miguel Gomez and Louis C.K. on "Louie."

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Review: 'Louie' - 'Miami'

Louie makes a new friend and tours Miami's Cuban neighborhoods

A review of tonight's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I eat a strawberry I can't have...

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<p>Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in a scene from the &quot;Breaking Bad&quot; season premiere.</p>

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in a scene from the "Breaking Bad" season premiere.

Credit: AMC

AMC to live-stream 'Breaking Bad' premiere for Dish customers

Offer the latest salvo in war between cable channel and satellite provider

The new season of "Breaking Bad" premieres on Sunday night at 10 on AMC, but because of a contract dispute between Dish and AMC's parent company, AMC has been yanked from the satellite provider's channel lineup. The show is available by other means (episodes appear on iTunes early the following morning, for instance), but AMC has offered Dish customers a free alternative for at least the season premiere.

The website Breaking Bad 4 Dish allows Dish customers to register (beginning Friday at 3 p.m. Eastern) for a chance to watch a live-stream of the premiere on Sunday night. It sounds like a one-shot deal, as the press release states: 

AMC wants its loyal DISH viewers to experience the excitement of the “Breaking Bad” premiere at the same time as their friends and neighbors, and we want to give DISH customers an extra week to switch providers so they can enjoy the rest of the season.

But it's something, at least.

<p>Bryan Cranston as a newly-bald Walter White in the early days of &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Bryan Cranston as a newly-bald Walter White in the early days of "Breaking Bad."

Credit: AMC

'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston looks back at Walter White's greatest hits, part 1

On everything from the Heisenberg hat to the poisoning of Brock

Though "Breaking Bad" will have another eight episodes to run next summer after the eight that start airing Sunday night at 10 on AMC, this is technically the start of the show's final season. So when given the chance to sit down with the show's two leading men, I thought this might be a good time to let each of them revisit some of the most memorable moments for their characters, and what it was like to play those scenes. I first spoke with Aaron Paul, then sat down for lunch with Bryan Cranston.

This conversation wound up being quite a bit longer than the one with Paul, so I'm splitting it into two parts. Today deals with a variety of topics, from Heisenberg's hat to what Cranston knew when about the Brock storyline. The second half (which includes "I am the one who knocks!" and "Run.") will come tomorrow at this time.

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 138: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Political Animals,' Comic-Con & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 138: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Political Animals,' Comic-Con & more

Dan and Alan also talk about 'Bunheads' on another road trip podcast

The

Continuing an annual tradition for Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, Dan and I got in his car and attempted another road trip podcast, this time on the road from Los Angeles to San Diego for Comic-Con. Along the way, we chatted about "Breaking Bad," "Political Animals" and "Bunheads," bickered about missed exits and exalted at certain familiar landmarks along the way.

As mentioned on the show, our next podcast will be next Thursday, July 19, where we'll discuss Emmy nominations, the "Breaking Bad" premiere, and possibly more. 

The line-up: 

"Bunheads" (00:01:15 - 00:13:15)
"Political Animals" (00:13:15 - 00:28:15)
"Breaking Bad" (00:29:00 - 00:44:15)
Comic-Con (00:44:15 - 00:55:10)
 
As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file or stream it on Dan's blog.
 
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
<p>Sigourney Weaver and Carla Gugino in &quot;Political Animals.&quot;</p>

Sigourney Weaver and Carla Gugino in "Political Animals."

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Review: USA's 'Political Animals' takes compelling look at an alternate Clinton family

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Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino and Ellen Burstyn head a terrific miniseries cast
Summer television is for the most part a time for light escapism, a concept that USA has embraced to enormous success with the likes of "Burn Notice," "White Collar," "Royal Pains," et al. But success can give you license to deviate from your formula from time to time, and Sunday night at 10, USA debuts the very un-USA miniseries "Political Animals," a heavier, more mature six-part story about the intersection of politics, family and the media in Washington, D.C.
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<p>Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on "Breaking Bad."

Credit: AMC

'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul looks back at Jesse Pinkman's greatest hits

Before season 5 begins, a look at memorable Jesse moments

Though "Breaking Bad" will have another eight episodes to run next summer after the eight that start airing Sunday night at 10 on AMC, this is technically the start of the show's final season. So when given the chance to sit down with the show's two leading men, I thought this might be a good time to let each of them revisit some of the most memorable moments for their characters, and what it was like to play those scenes. An epic Bryan Cranston interview is coming later this week (possibly in two parts), as we start with a chat with Aaron Paul about the ever-changing nature of Jesse Pinkman, what it's like to deliver those great monologues, how the famous robot line from "4 Days Out" came to be, and a lot more.

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<p>Michelle (Sutton Foster)&nbsp;meets the movers on &quot;Bunheads.&quot;</p>

Michelle (Sutton Foster) meets the movers on "Bunheads."

Credit: ABC Family

Review: 'Bunheads' - 'Better Luck Next Year!'

Michelle helps Fanny prepare for the Joffrey auditions, while Boo braces for failure

Comic-Con prep means I don't have time to write about last night's "Bunheads" in anything resembling depth, but Dan and I will be discussing it on this week's second podcast, and I wanted to offer people a chance to discuss episode four, which in many ways felt like the pilot to the show Amy Sherman-Palladino actually wanted to make. A couple of quick thoughts coming up just as soon as I'm robbed in reverse...

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<p>Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston are back on &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston are back on "Breaking Bad."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Breaking Bad' season 5 presents a Walter White in triumph

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Even in Walt's apparent victory, AMC drama remains spectacularly tense
(Note: This column contains mild spoilers for the upcoming season of "Breaking Bad." If you don't want to know anything at all, don't read.)
 
Through four seasons of "Breaking Bad," Walter White has been many things: Teacher. Husband. Father. Cancer patient. Meth cook. Aspiring drug lord. Frustrated employee. Mentor. Killer.
 
Most of all, though, he's been an escape artist.
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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 137: 'Perception,' 'Hit & Miss,' listener mail & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 137: 'Perception,' 'Hit & Miss,' listener mail & more

Dan and Alan also answer reader questions about 'The Newsroom' and 'Cheers'

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Time for the first of two installments this week for the  Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan and I talk about TNT's "Perception" and the American premiere of "Hit & Miss," as well as checking in on a highlight and lowlight of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" season 1, and dipping into the mailbag to talk Aaron Sorkin and "Cheers." We'll be back on Wednesday or Thursday with another one of our wildly popular road trip podcasts, this time to discuss "Breaking Bad," USA's "Political Animals," and more.

The line-up: 

"Perception" (00:02:00 - 00:14:45)
"Hit & Miss" (00:14:45 - 00:27:25)
Listener Mail - Reviewing shows (00:28:00 - 00:33:15)
Listener Mail - Writerly tics (00:33:20 - 00:39:49)
Listener Mail - Why "Cheers" still looks good (00:39:50 - 00:48:00)
Two "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" episodes (00:48:15 - 01:12:50)
 
As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file or stream it on Dan's blog.
 
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.