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David Isay: "Flophouse" (Random House)

September 21, 2000

Independent radio producer David Isay discusses his book "Flophouse", based on his radio documentary about the rapidly-disappearing residence hotels in the Bowery area of New York City. This volume of photographs and interviews...

Colette Dowling: "The Frailty Myth" (Random House)

September 19, 2000

Many sports commentators have remarked that the most interesting stories of the Olympic Games now ongoing in Sydney are about the accomplishments of female athletes. Colette Dowling joins Diane to discuss her new book "The Frailty...

Kerry Kennedy Cuomo: "Speak Truth to Power" (Crown)

September 18, 2000

Kerry Kennedy Cuomo is founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, named in honor of her late father. Her new book "Speak Truth to Power" is a collection of photographs and profiles of many of the leading human rights...

Margaret Salinger: "Dream Catcher" (Washington Square Press)

September 13, 2000

Margaret Salinger, daughter of writer J.D. Salinger, discusses her memoir of growing up with a father who is as famous for protecting his privacy as he is for his novels and stories. She joins Diane to talk about her book, and to explain...

Herbert Bix: "Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan" (Harper Collins)

September 8, 2000

Japanese Emperor Hirohito's reign lasted 62 years, from 1926 to 1989. He presided over one of the most turbulent periods of Japan's history, including, of course, World War II. Historian Herbert Bix discusses this controversial ruler.

Evan Thomas: "Robert Kennedy: His Life" (Simon & Schuster)

September 6, 2000

Newsweek magazine's Evan Thomas discusses his new biography of Robert Kennedy, a politician who inspires strong feelings even today, more than 30 years after his assassination.

Kathleen Finneran: "The Tender Land: A Family Love Story" (Houghton Mifflin)

September 5, 2000

Kathleen Finneran discusses her memoir, in which she tells the story of how her tightly-knit Irish Catholic family survived the suicide of her younger brother Sean when he was only 15 years old.

The Study of American Slave Genealogy (Rebroadcast)

September 4, 2000

New Orleans native Gwendolyn Midlo Hall describes the work she's done on the history and identity of slaves in Louisiana. After 15 years of painstaking archival research, her database of information on more than 8,000 slaves is now the...

Lucy Grealy: "As Seen on TV: Provocations" (Bloomsbury)

August 30, 2000

Author Lucy Grealy, author of the 1994 memoir "Autobiography of a Face," joins guest host Steve Roberts to discuss her new book. In this collection of essays, she shares her observations on sex, politics, family, and other personal...

Indian Trust Fund Lawsuit

August 30, 2000

In a class action suit against the U.S. Government, Native American plaintiffs claim that trust account mismanagement has cost them billions of dollars. The lead plaintiff, Elouise Cobell, talks about the history of the case and its...

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