"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
The merger of AOL and Time Warner is being touted as "the merger of the century" and promises to bring together old media and new media. But some critics are concerned that the new mega-company will have too much dominance. A panel of experts talks about the implications of the deal.
- Scott Harris lawyer in private practice specializing in communications law
- Kara Swisher Wall Street Journal
- Gene Kimmelman Consumer's Union
- Tom Rosenstiel director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
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