Books

William Friedkin: "The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir"

April 29, 2013

Diane talks with Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin about his life and decades-long career in film, and now, opera. His seminal movies include "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist."

Readers' Review:  T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets"

Readers' Review: T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets"

April 24, 2013

For this month's Readers' Review: what T.S. Eliot considered his greatest work, "Four Quartets." The poems are a meditation on time, eternity and immortality.

David Rohde: "Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence In A New Middle East"

David Rohde: "Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence In A New Middle East"

April 23, 2013

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Rohde on how Islam is being reimagined in countries across the Middle East and what the changes mean for U.S. influence in the region.

Carol Burnett: "Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story"

Carol Burnett: "Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story"

April 10, 2013

Even after The Carol Burnett Show ended its 11-year run, Carol Burnett did anything but slow down. She starred on television and performed on Broadway. Burnett also wrote a play with her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, which opened in 2002. But...

Dan Jones: "The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England"

Dan Jones: "The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England"

April 9, 2013

The Plantagenets were the dynasty that directly preceded the Tudors, ruling England for longer than any family before or since. Diane and bestselling author and historian, Dan Jones, discuss how their realm shaped England into the country we recognize today.

Environmental Outlook: Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation"

April 2, 2013

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

Readers' Review: "The Lonely Girl" By Edna O'Brien

Readers' Review: "The Lonely Girl" By Edna O'Brien

March 27, 2013

For this month's Readers’ Review: Edna O’Brien’s “Country Girls” trilogy was banned –- and burned -- when it was first published in the 1960s. The series’ second novel traces the sexual awakening of two Irish girls of that era.

Glenn Frankel: "The Searchers"

March 25, 2013

A classic Western called "The Searchers" dramatized the true story of a young girl kidnapped by the Comanche Indians. How a film helped shape the myth of the American West.

Matthew Goodman: "Eighty Days"

Matthew Goodman: "Eighty Days"

March 18, 2013

The true story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's historic race around the world in the late 19th century.

Sheryl Sandberg: "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead"

March 14, 2013

Only twenty-one of the Fortune 500 chief executives are women. Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg on how women hold themselves back in the workplace and what to do about it.

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