Authors

Juan Williams: "Muzzled"

July 21, 2011

Fox News analyst Juan Williams uses his firing from NPR to discuss how honest debate in America can be stifled. He tells Diane why he believes political correctness and censorship undermine our ability to solve important problems.

Pamela Constable: "Playing With Fire"

July 19, 2011

Inside contemporary Pakistan: understanding its complex history, economic potential, and modern day contradictions. Why this nuclear armed country remains critical to U-S interests.

David Wise: "Tiger Trap"

David Wise: "Tiger Trap"

July 14, 2011

A leading expert on intelligence and espionage offers a comprehensive account of China's spy wars with the U-S.

Rachel Shteir: "The Steal"

July 12, 2011

Author Rachel Shteir takes us into the world of the "five-fingered discount" and explains what is behind the compulsion to steal.

Tayari Jones: "Silver Sparrow"

Tayari Jones: "Silver Sparrow"

July 6, 2011

A novel about two girls with the same father. One knows; the other doesn't. Exploring the cascading psychological effects of family secrets.

David McCullough: "The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris" (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, David McCullough, tells the story of three generations of young American artists, writers, physicians, politicians, and architects who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century. He talks to Diane about the ways they were transformed by the City of Light, and how they changed the U. S. as a result of their time abroad.

Gordon Wood: "The Idea of America" (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2011

A Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian argues the American Revolution is still the most important event in our country’s history. Why he credits the era with defining America’s values and aspirations.

Gordon Wood: "The Idea of America"

June 28, 2011

A Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian argues the American Revolution is still the most important event in our country’s history. Why he credits the era with defining America’s values and aspirations.

John A. Farrell: "Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned"

June 16, 2011

In the early decades of the 20th century, Clarence Darrow took on big, lost, unpopular causes -- murders, anarchists, the innocent and the guilty. Biographer, John Farrell, explores the life of America's best known defense attorney who forged the heroic archetype of the American lawyer.

Ann Patchett: "State of Wonder"

Ann Patchett: "State of Wonder"

June 8, 2011

Author Ann Patchett talks about her latest novel, "State of Wonder," an adventure story about a quest in the Amazon.

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