Arts & Culture

"The Great Divorce:  A 19-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, The Shakers, and Her Times." (Atlantic Monthly Press)

"The Great Divorce: A 19-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, The Shakers, and Her Times." (Atlantic Monthly Press)

August 5, 2010

The story of a 19th-century woman, whose sensational divorce and custody battle against her Shaker husband roused the sympathy of the American public, attracted the notice of Thomas Jefferson, and led to the only legislative divorce in New...

Motown Legend Smokey Robinson

Motown Legend Smokey Robinson

July 20, 2010

Smokey Robinson has been called "America's poet laureate of love." The Motown legend on his fifty years in the music industry, the addiction that nearly ended his career and co-writing thousands of songs.

Ayelet Waldman: "Red Hook Road"

Ayelet Waldman: "Red Hook Road"

July 13, 2010

Set in a village in coastal Maine, the novel tells the story of two families who experience a great tragedy that rips them apart and brings them together.

Coast Guard Admiral Thad  Allen

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen

June 10, 2010

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen on the nation's worst environmental disaster

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2010

Author A.E. Hotchner's intimate account of his remarkable fifty-three year friendship with Hollywood icon Paul Newman. The two met on a television project in 1955. Many decades later, they started Newman's Own food line as a prank and...

Louis Gossett Jr: "An Actor and a Gentleman"

Louis Gossett Jr: "An Actor and a Gentleman"

May 20, 2010

The Emmy and Academy Award-winning actor recounts the trials and tribulations he faced as an African-American on Broadway and in Hollywood.

Richard Gere

Richard Gere

May 6, 2010

The star of "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Chicago" on his acting career, his advocacy for human rights in Tibet, and his relationship with the Dalai Lama.

Isabel Allende: "Island Beneath the Sea"

Isabel Allende: "Island Beneath the Sea"

May 5, 2010

Why Isabel Allende chose slavery as the subject of her new novel.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter

April 27, 2010

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter talks about her latest album, "The Age of Miracles." She describes it as "a personal exploration of regret and resilience but also a ... more universal expression of wonder" of the times...

Jim Lehrer: "Super"

Jim Lehrer: "Super"

April 20, 2010

Every night millions of viewers watch Jim Lehrer host the NewsHour on PBS. Many are also fans of his novels, plays and memoirs. He talks about his new book and journalism in the digital age.

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