Society

Joe Kita: "Another Shot" (Rodale)

July 10, 2001

Many of us look back on our lives and regret the things we failed to do -- but at age 40, journalist Joe Kita decided to do something about his regrets. As he tells in his book, he tackled the top 20 missed opportunities in his life --...

Surgeon General David Satcher

July 10, 2001

The Surgeon General released a report and call to action on promoting sexual health and responsible sexual behavior. He joins Diane to talk about his findings, his proposal to improve the country's sexual health, and the reactions he's...

John O'Brien: "At Home in the Heart of Appalachia" (Knopf)

July 9, 2001

Writer John O'Brien was born and raised in Philadelphia, but today he lives in Appalachian West Virginia. In his new book, he explains what draws him to this often misunderstood, poverty- stricken, yet culturally rich region.

Marlin Fitzwater: "Esther's Pillow" (PublicAffairs)

July 6, 2001

Marlin Fitzwater, former White House press secretary in the Reagan and Bush administrations, joins Diane to discuss his new novel, which is based on the true story of a scandal and trial that took place in his native Kansas in 1911.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Time*Sex*Love (Sony/Columbia) (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2001

Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter presents her first new studio album in five years. She joins Diane to talk about how she broke through a bout of writer's block, and about her album's title - an abbreviated version of her producer's...

David McCullough: "John Adams" (Simon & Schuster) (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2001

In history books, John Adams, second president of the United States, is often overshadowed by his fellow founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Noted historian David McCullough focuses on President Adams' life and...

Roger Wilkins: "Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism" (Beacon)

July 3, 2001

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson changed the course of history in advocating freedom - yet at the same time, they were slave-owners. Historian Roger Wilkins talks about the ambivalent feelings he and other black Americans have about...

Ruby Dee: "My One Good Nerve" (Wiley)

June 29, 2001

Ruby Dee has won acclaim both for her acting and for her dedication to civil rights. In her book and one-woman show, both titled "My One Good Nerve," she relates anecdotes from her career on stage and screen, and from her personal...

Digges & Digges: "The Stardust Lounge" (Doubleday)

June 27, 2001

Poet Deborah Digges' son Stephen's adolescence was harrowing for both of them, as she relates in her new memoir. Mother and son join Diane to talk about the rocky years and about the close relationship they've formed since then.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Time*Sex*Love (Sony/Columbia)

June 26, 2001

Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter presents her first new studio album in five years. She joins Diane to talk about how she broke through a bout of writer's block, and about her album's title - an abbreviated version of her producer's...

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