Media

Mary Wells Lawrence: "A Big Life" (in advertising)

September 25, 2002

Mary Wells Lawrence is a pioneer twice-over: a woman in the world of business in the mid-20th century, and an innovator in the field of advertising. In her memoir, "A Big Life" (in advertising) (Knopf), she recalls the glamour...

Thomas Friedman: "Longitudes and Attitudes" (Farrar Strauss and Giroux)

September 9, 2002

The New York Times' Thomas Friedman won his third Pulitzer Prize this year for his columns written after the 9/11 attacks. Over the past year, he has traveled extensively in the Middle East and other parts of the world. He joins Diane to...

U.S. Consumption of International News

June 12, 2002

A new survey shows that except for war coverage, Americans aren't following international news much more closely than they did before September eleventh. A panel talks about why so many Americans don't tune in to current events around the...

11:00 - Ken Wells: "Floating off the Page" (Wall Street Journal Books)

June 7, 2002

The Wall Street Journal's middle column on the front page is beloved by readers who find its often random, thought-provoking, or just plain wacky subject matter a refreshing change from the paper's usual serious tone. Ken Wells, an editor...

Peter Guber: "Shoot Out" (Putnam)

May 16, 2002

Hollywood insider Peter Guber offers a behind-the-scenes peek into how movies get made amid the conflicting agendas of screenwriters, directors, producers, stars, and all the players involved. His book is subtitled "Surviving the Fame...

Downie and Kaiser: "The News About the News" (Knopf)

March 6, 2002

Over the past four decades, Leonard Downie and Robert Kaiser rose to top editing positions at the Washington Post. In their new book, they examine the state of their chosen profession today and how journalism has changed over the course of...

Freedom of Information

March 5, 2002

A discussion about the decreased availability of government information since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the re-evaluation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and how restrictions on information disclosure affect the press...

Lawrence Lessig: "The Future of Ideas" (Random House)

December 20, 2001

Stanford Law professor Lawrence Lessig talks about the forces he sees threatening the future of the Internet as a place for innovation and free expression. His book is subtitled "The Fate of the Commons in the Connected World."

Larry King: "Love Stories of World War II" (Crown)

December 7, 2001

CNN's Larry King commemorates the 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day with a discussion of his new book. He'll share some of the first-person accounts of youthful love and romance he collected from men and women now in their 70s and 80s.

Marvin Kalb: "One Scandalous Story" (Free Press)

November 7, 2001

Longtime journalist and critic Marvin Kalb examines today's media climate, using press coverage of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal as a case study.

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