Society

David Nasaw: "The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst"

June 20, 2000

Historian David Nasaw discusses his new biography of William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper publisher whose larger-than-life personality influenced both the media industry and politics. Nasaw's book shows the results of unprecedented...

Readers' Review: Mitch Albom's "Tuesdays with Morrie"

June 16, 2000

Mitch Albom's book "Tuesdays with Morrie" is an account of his visits with a former professor facing the end of his life. It's been on bestseller lists for more than two and a half years. The June Reader's Review panel discusses...

Martin Walker: "America Reborn" (Knopf)

June 15, 2000

British journalist Martin Walker tells the story of recent American history through the lives of the most influential people of the 20th century. His new book portrays 26 men and women, including politicians, actresses, scientists...

Jeffrey Rosen: "The Unwanted Gaze" (Random House)

June 9, 2000

Law professor and journalist Jeffrey Rosen talks about how, through a combination of technological advances, legal decisions and cultural shifts, the boundaries of privacy in America are changing. He talks about the importance of privacy...

International Custody Disputes

June 6, 2000

Earlier this year parent advocates criticized the U.S. government for leaving 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez in the custody of relatives rather than reuniting him with his Cuban father. But about a thousand American children are subject to...

Ted Conover

June 5, 2000

A holiday rebroadcast of Diane's conversation with journalist Ted Conover, whose book Newjack (Random House) tells his story of taking a job as a prison guard in order to write about prison life from the inside.

Stefan Kanfer: "Groucho" (Knopf)

June 1, 2000

Stefan Kanfer joins Diane to discuss his new biography of legendary comedian Groucho Marx. The book chronicles the Marx Brothers' beginnings on the vaudeville stage and their brilliant success in Hollywood, as well as the more difficult...

Sidney Poitier: "The Measure of a Man" (Harper San Francisco)

May 24, 2000

Actor Sidney Poitier discusses his new memoir. He'll talk about his childhood in the Bahamas, and about how the values his parents taught him have influenced both his film career and his involvement in social justice advocacy.

SARK: "Transformation Soup" (Fireside/Simon & Schuster)

May 23, 2000

Artist and author Susan Kennedy -- better known as SARK -- presents her unconventional perspective on emotional healing. From learning to appreciate the simplest pleasures, to confronting the most painful of life's experiences, SARK's...

Alain de Botton: "The Consolations of Philosophy" (Pantheon)

May 22, 2000

Those of us struggling with broken hearts, money woes, or any of the other hardships of everyday life might not think to consult history's greatest philosophers for help. But according to author Alain de Botton, the advice of Socrates...

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