On the day after the inauguration many thousands are expected to take part in the 'Women's March on Washington". Organizers who began planning the event last November shortly after the presidential election say the objective is to bring national attention to women and other groups who feel they have been marginalized. We'll hear different perspectives on who's going, who isn't and its possible political impact.
Once upon a time, children’s stories were dull tales written to impart morals to young minds. In 1865, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, writing under the name Lewis Carroll, changed that. He introduced the world to a nonsensical cast of characters: A white rabbit with a pocket watch, a caterpillar smoking a hookah and a brave, befuddled heroine named Alice. One hundred and fifty years later, the influence of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” has spread far and wide. The story has been translated into about 100 languages, adapted to the screen dozens of times and explored in visual art, opera and ballet. Join Diane and her guests for this month’s Readers’ Review: The whimsical appeal of Alice in Wonderland.
- John Pfordrescher professor of English, Georgetown University.
- Lizzie Skurnick editor-in-chief, Lizzie Skurnick Books, a publishing imprint that brings classic young adult literature back into print. She is the author of "Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading."
- Rosemary Jann professor of English at George Mason University.
Join our conversation: Alice in Wonderland
Video: Alice In Wonderland Through Film
In the 150 years since Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice in Wonderland" was published, the whimsical tale has been inspiration for dozens of films and television series. Here's a look at some of the best.
Most Recent Shows
David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, then, questions for Attorney General nominee Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.
Mary Chapin Carpenter joins Diane to talk about her new album, the "artistic insight of middle age" and rewriting her life story in new ways.
A rebroadcast of Diane's 1999 interview with J.K. Rowling, author of the acclaimed Harry Potter series.