For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
New York Times columnist and former drama critic Frank Rich grew up in Washington in the 1950’s and ’60’s — a time when the nation’s capital still felt like a small town, and when few families had to face the effects of divorce. In his new memoir, Frank Rich talks about his own troubled family, and about how he found a second home in the world of theater.
- Frank Rich author, columnist for the New York Times, senior writer for the New York Times Magazines, and former drama critic
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