A special March Readers' Review: Diane and her guests discuss why fiction matters. A recent study indicates that fewer than half of all Americans are reading novels today. It suggests that those who do read fiction are better able to understand the emotions of others. A conversation about the social and personal benefits of reading fiction.
Journalist Jim Lehrer, host of the PBS NewsHour, discusses his latest novel. It’s the story of a man who survives a brutal Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II. Years later, he is forced to confront his painful memories when he spots a man he believes to have been one of his torturers.
- Jim Lehrer executive editor and anchor of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS and author of two memoirs, three plays, and seventeen novels.
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