Arts & Culture

"Fahrenheit 9/11"

July 6, 2004

Diane and her guests talk about the political implications of Michael Moore's new documentary on the Bush administration, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the war on Iraq.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: "Between Here and Gone" (Sony) (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2004

Grammy-winning singer songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter joins Diane to talk about her career and her latest CD - "Between Here and Gone."

Dorie McCullough Lawson: "Posterity" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2004

In today's world of emails and instant messaging, letter writing seems to be going the way of rotary phones and typewriters. Author Dorie McCullough Lawson presents a collection of letters great Americans have written to their children.

Michael Mandelbaum: "The Meaning of Sports" (PublicAffairs)

June 30, 2004

One of the nation's leading authorities on foreign policy and international relations explains why Americans love to watch baseball, football and basketball.

Edna Buchanan: "Cold Case Squad" (Simon & Schuster)

June 25, 2004

She won a Pulitzer Prize for her police-beat reporting before becoming a best-selling novelist. Edna Buchanan presents her latest novel of suspense. It's the first in a new series revolving aorund four Miami police detectives who breathe...

Kent Haruf: "Eventide" (Knopf)

June 23, 2004

In "Plainsong," novelist Kent Haruf wrote about the ranchers and townsfolk of Holt, Colorado, a fictional community on the high plains of eastern Colorado. He tells Diane why he chose to show a darker side of life in Holt in his...

Barry Lopez: "Resistance" (Knopf)

June 22, 2004

In Barry Lopez's new work of fiction, nine people living abroad are called to the U.S. to speak with security authorities about their work. They choose instead to go underground, leaving behind revealing, often politically charged personal...

Readers' Review: "Bloomsday" Centenary

June 16, 2004

June 16th marks the day in 1904 on which all of the action in James Joyce's novel "Ulysses" takes place. To commemorate "Bloomsday," Diane and a panel of scholars discuss selected passages from the novel many consider the...

Marvin Hamlisch

June 15, 2004

Acclaimed composer and pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch joins Diane to talk about his career, which has spanned nearly every area of show business. His best-known compositions include the Broadway shows "A Chorus Line" and "Sweet...

Karen Joy Fowler: "The Jane Austen Book Club" (Marian Wood Books)

June 9, 2004

The author describes her latest book about an "all-Jane-Austen-all-the-time" reading group. Karen Joy Fowler explains the premise behind her contemporary comedy of manners.

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