Self Publishing

June 30, 2005

Diane talks with writers who've decided to take matters into their own hands to get their books published. We'll learn about the many options available to those interested in self publishing.

David Enders: "Baghdad Bulletin" (U. of Michigan Press)

June 23, 2005

A young American journalist talks about his efforts to launch an independent English-language newspaper in Baghdad during the war in 2003.

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

May 23, 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...

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

May 13, 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...

Jim Lehrer: "The Franklin Affair" (Random House)

April 25, 2005

In his 15th novel, the PBS news anchor investigates a possible 18th century scandal. His new book uncovers some little known controversies about the life of Benjamin Franklin and provides a satire of the world of founding father...

Tom Fenton: "Bad News" (ReganBooks)

March 7, 2005

A veteran foreign correspondent who retired from CBS News last year criticizes US news organizations - especially TV networks - for not doing enough to keep Americans informed about events overseas.

Confidential Sources

August 24, 2004

In two high profile cases this summer, reporters have been found in contempt of court for refusing to identify their sources. We'll look what happens when a journalist's pledge to keep a source confidential runs up against a prosecutor's...

Jack Germond: "Fat Man Fed Up" (Random House)

August 5, 2004

A veteran political journalist discusses his growing frustration with both American politics and the media.

Pamela Constable: "Fragments of Grace" (Brassey's)

July 2, 2004

Washington Post correspondent Pamela Constable has been reporting from some of the world's hottest hotspots for years -- most recently from Afghanistan and Iraq. She talks about what drew her to such a dangerous line of work, and what she...

Tim Russert: "Big Russ and Me" (Miramax)

June 4, 2004

The host of "Meet the Press" writes about growing up in Buffalo and lessons learned from his father.

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