Media

Barbara Kingsolver: "The Lacuna" (Harper Collins)

November 5, 2009

Bestselling writer Barbara Kingsolver on her latest novel which explores how history and public opinion can shape a life.

New Business Models for Journalism

October 20, 2009

The traditional business model for journalism is collapsing, but it's not clear what will take its place: An update on new efforts to ensure a vibrant and independent press that include for profit, low profit, and non-profit news...

The U.S. Supreme Court's New Term

October 8, 2009

Gun rights, campaign finance, free speech and a Christian cross on federal land. Analysis of some of the major cases coming before the U.S. Supreme Court this term.

Media - Alternative and Mainstream

August 18, 2006

Diane and her guests discuss blogs, citizen journalism, and other forms of "alternative media" - and look at how traditional media outlets are incorporating some aspects of these new kids on the block.

Joseph Lelyveld: "Omaha Blues" (Farrar Straus & Giroux) (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2005

The former executive editor of the New York Times writes about his childhood. He grew up in the aftermath of World War II, the son of a famous Rabbi and a peripatetic mother. It's the story of how our memories change over time and how a...

Mike Wallace: "Between You and Me" (Hyperion)

December 1, 2005

With over 60 years in journalism, Mike Wallace has interviewed the famous and the infamous. He talks about his life as a reporter and some of his most famous interviews.

Steven Roberts: "My Fathers' Houses" (William Morrow) (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 2005

Veteran journalist Steven Roberts looks back on the family roots that inspired his love of words and writing. We'll hear how this grandson of immigrants and native of Bayonne, New Jersey went on to a career at the New York Times and other...

Andrea Mitchell: "Talking Back" (Viking)

October 5, 2005

The trailblazing NBC correspondent reflects on her career in journalism and offers a behind-the-scenes look at powerful Washington politicos, including her husband, Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan.

Bob Woodward: "The Secret Man" (Simon & Schuster)

July 12, 2005

For three decades it was one of Washington's best-kept secrets: who was "Deep Throat," the anonymous source who guided the young Bob Woodward in his Watergate reporting? Now that the secret's out, Woodward finally tells his side of...

Geneva Overholser: "The Press" (Oxford)

July 6, 2005

Diane speaks with the co-editor of a new volume of essays on journalism and its role in American society.

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