HEFFNER: I'm Alexander Heffner, you're host on The Open Mind. Today's show is a special treat. A most timely guest joins us again. I say again because this masterful spy novelist appeared with my grandfather nearly a decade ago. March 7 (my bday too :))2 participating Leave it to The Americans showrunners to entirely subvert our expectations. With their acclaimed FX spy thriller heading into its penultimate season, do Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields tell us how season 5 is gaining steam toward some exciting conclusion? No... On the heels of their first Emmy nominations (after four seasons) in the categories of outstanding drama series and outstanding lead actor and actress in a drama series, the stars and showrunners of FX's critically acclaimed series The Americans will sit ... So The Americans was passed over again at the Emmys last night, and I think we can agree that in general it hasn't gotten enough Emmy attention. So, if you were in charge of things, who in The Americans would you give an award? I would have loved Alison W... Martindale, the first person to win this category two years running, said backstage she was particularly happy to have been nommed this year owing to The Americans’ various other noms, after years of snubs. “It felt slightly odd to have been the only one ... The leaders of The Americans thought you might also enjoy participating in Mad Men, so they've made it a part of their community neighborhood! Check out the rest of The Americans community's neighborhood here.