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The Future of Public Broadcasting

January 20, 2011

The future of public broadcasting: Consumers have thousands of options for information and entertainment and Congress is threatening to cut government funding. The challenges and opportunities facing public radio and television.

Hank Williams: The Man Who Transformed Country Music (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2010

In 1951, Hank Williams hosted a morning radio show in Nashville. Those recordings have just been released, shining new light on the late musician. Hank Williams, the man who transformed country music.

News Roundup - Hour 2

December 10, 2010

The Friday News Roundup. A top Chinese diplomat visits North Korea after the U.S. criticizes China for failing to rein in its ally; supporters of the jailed WikiLeaks' founder retaliate; and the U.S. drops efforts for a settlement freeze...

WikiLeaks: New Disclosures and Legal Issues of Its Founder

December 9, 2010

Despite a series of severe blows, Wikileaks is going strong and continuing to release classified documents. Over the last few days, Julian Assange, the site’s founder, was denied bail in London; Wikileaks' primary address was...

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

November 26, 2010

Author A.E. Hotchner's intimate account of his remarkable fifty-three year friendship with Hollywood icon Paul Newman. The two met on a television project in 1955. Many decades later, they started Newman's Own food line as a prank and...

News Roundup - Hour 1

October 29, 2010

Spending on midterm elections approaches a record $4 billion dollars. President Obama continues to defend his achievements to voters. And banking giant Wells Fargo admits mistakes in thousands of foreclosures. A panel of journalists joins...

Juan Williams

October 26, 2010

Juan Williams is a political commentator for Fox News, and until last week he was also a news analyst for NPR. His comments on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor last week prompted a seemingly abrupt dismissal from NPR. Williams talks about his career, his roles as news analyst and commentator, and his reaction to the recent controversy over his dismissal from NPR.

Hank Williams: The Man Who Transformed Country Music

October 18, 2010

In 1951, Hank Williams hosted a morning radio show in Nashville. Those recordings have just been released, shining new light on the late musician. Hank Williams, the man who transformed country music.

David Plouffe on the Democrats and the Midterm Elections

September 30, 2010

The manager of President Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, David Plouffe, talks with guest host Katty Kay about the challenges facing Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

Michael Eisner: "Working Together:  Why Great Partnerships Succeed"

Michael Eisner: "Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed"

September 15, 2010

The former Disney CEO offers a personal look at some of America's most successful business collaborations - including his own with the late Frank Wells.

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