Society

Anna Quindlen: "A Short Guide to a Happy Life" (Random House)

December 5, 2000

Writer Anna Quindlen won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for her work as a New York Times columnist. She surprised many when she gave up the twice-weekly column to concentrate on other projects, such as family matters and writing fiction. In her...

Katie Couric: "The Brand New Kid" (Doubleday)

December 1, 2000

Katie Couric, host of NBC's "Today," discusses her new book for children. She'll also talk about her ongoing efforts to raise awareness of colon cancer, which took her husband's life in 1998.

James Atlas: "Bellow" (Random House)

November 29, 2000

James Atlas discusses his new biography of one of the most celebrated American novelists living today, Nobel Prize-winner Saul Bellow. Atlas depicts a man who has loved books since boyhood, and whose life has been marked by both personal...

Carol Bellamy of UNICEF

November 29, 2000

Diane's guest is Carol Bellamy, head of UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund. She'll discuss the launch of the U.N.'s annual worldwide humanitarian assistance appeal, and talk about the work her organization is doing specifically to...

Art Buchwald: "Stella in Heaven: Almost a Novel" (Putnam)

November 28, 2000

Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Art Buchwald talks about his latest book. It's the story of a recent widower who can communicate with his late wife -- who's in a Heaven that is very much like a Ritz Carlton hotel. He'll also...

Hillary Clinton: "An Invitation to the White House" (Simon & Schuster)

November 28, 2000

As her eight years as First Lady of the United States draw to a close, Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new challenge to look forward to: in January, she'll be sworn in as a U.S. Senator from the state of New York. In a live broadcast from the...

Peter Singer: "Writings on an Ethical Life" (Ecco/HarperCollins)

November 27, 2000

Peter Singer is a philosopher and professor of bioethics at Princeton University. He's most famous for his book "Animal Liberation," which was one of the seminal texts of the animal rights movement. He's also highly controversial...

Michael Paterniti: "Driving Mr. Albert" (Dial) (Rebroadcast)

November 24, 2000

Michael Paterniti tells the story of an unlikely cross-country road trip he embarked on a few years ago. The vehicle was a rented Skylark, his passenger was an 84-year-old pathologist, their cargo was the preserved brain of Albert...

Nancy Cobb: "In Lieu of Flowers" (Pantheon) (Rebroadcast)

November 24, 2000

Journalist Nancy Cobb discusses the lessons she's learned from coping with loss in her own life and from talking with acquaintances, friends and loved ones who are grieving. In her new book, she explores the role of death within life, and...

Martin Macwan

November 22, 2000

You probably haven't heard of Martin Macwan, but he's attracted global attention and acclaim for his work on behalf of more than 160 million people who are the Dalit, or "untouchables" of India. They are on the lowest rung of...

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