Steven Brill: "After" (Simon & Schuster)

April 28, 2003

Legal journalist Steven Brill talks about the profound changes that have taken place in politics, the law, and many other areas of society as a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Billy Bean: "Going the Other Way" (Marlowe & Co.)

April 24, 2003

Billy Bean shares his account of playing major league baseball from 1987 to 1995, and his struggles as a closeted gay man in the anti-gay world of professional sports.

Virginia Holman: "Rescuing Patty Hearst" (Simon & Schuster)

April 23, 2003

A year after the Patty Hearst kidnapping and the Watergate scandal, a woman suffering from schizophrenia kidnapped her two young daughters and moved them to a remote part of Virginia. One of those daughters, Virginia Holman, describes what...

Daniel Goleman: "Destructive Emotions" (Bantam)

April 22, 2003

Psychologist Daniel Goleman, who developed the concept of "emotional intelligence," talks about taking part in a meeting that brought together religious leaders - including the Dalai Lama - and scientists to discuss the...

Carlos Eire: "Waiting for Snow in Havana" (Free Press

April 21, 2003

Born into a wealthy, eccentric Havana family, Carlos Eire was 12 years old when he became one of 14,000 children airlifted to Miami in "Operation Pedro Pan." Now a professor of history at Yale University, Eire has written a book to...

Trisha Meili: "I Am the Central Park Jogger" (Scribner)

April 15, 2003

For 14 years, she's been known only as the "Central Park Jogger" - the woman who nearly died after a brutal rape and assault in New York City. But now, Trisha Meili is ready to tell, in her own words, the story of the attack and...

James MacGregor Burns: "Transforming Leadership" (Atlantic Monthly Press)

April 11, 2003

Diane's live broadcast from National Geographic continues with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James MacGregor Burns who published "Leadership", twenty-five years ago; a groundbreaking examination of how leaders shaped the course...

Melissa Fay Greene: "Last Man Out" (Harcourt)

April 3, 2003

Melissa Fay Greene's new book tells the story of the 19 miners dramatically rescued in 1958 from the deepest coal mine in North America after a disastrous cave-in.

Betsy Lerner: "Food and Loathing" (Simon & Schuster

April 2, 2003

Award-winning poet, former book editor, and literary agent Betsy Lerner shares her memoir of her decades-long struggle with bipolar disorder and lifelong compulsive overeating.

Paul Hendrickson: "Sons of Mississippi" (Knopf)

March 27, 2003

In 1962, seven white sheriffs gathered at the University of Mississippi not to welcome the first black student to enroll there but to thwart his efforts to integrate "Ole Miss." A "Life" magazine photograph of the seven...

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