"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.”
From "Amos & Andy" to "Cosby," from "Good Times" to "Oprah," African-Americans have had a presence on television since the medium’s earliest days. But the kinds of roles they’ve played both before and behind the cameras have changed over the years. Donald Bogle joins Diane to discuss his new history of African-Americans and network TV.
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