Sports

Neal Thompson: "Driving With the Devil" (Crown)

October 18, 2006

Today's NASCAR is a family sport with 75 million loyal fans across America, but dark secrets lurk in its past. A journalist traces the origins of stock car racing to moonshining whiskey in the Prohibition-era South.

Charles Euchner: "Little League, Big Dreams" (Sourcebooks)

August 22, 2006

For millions of boys and girls around the world, summertime means gathering bats and balls to play baseball. This year every game of the Little League World Series will be televised. Diane and her guest talk about the history and future...

Thomas Oliphant: "Praying for Gil Hodges" (Thomas Dunne Books) (Rebroadcast)

September 5, 2005

In 1955 the Brooklyn Dodgers finally won their first World Series. A journalist recalls what the Dodgers meant for him, his family, and their Brooklyn neighborhood fifty years ago.

Buzz Bissinger: "3 Nights in August" (Houghton Mifflin)

August 24, 2005

A look at the intricacies of managing a professional baseball team. A sports writer tells of his three days observing St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa.

Selena Roberts: "A Necessary Spectacle" (Crown)

August 18, 2005

The legacy of tennis icon Billie Jean King is traced from the "Battle of the Sexes" against Bobby Riggs through Title IX legislation, and to contemporary women's sports champions, such as Venus and Serena Williams.

Thomas Oliphant: "Praying for Gil Hodges" (Thomas Dunne Books)

July 5, 2005

In 1955 the Brooklyn Dodgers finally won their first World Series. A journalist recalls what the Dodgers meant for him, his family, and their Brooklyn neighborhood fifty years ago.

Frank Deford: "The Old Ball Game" (Grove Atlantic)

April 26, 2005

One of the nation's most acclaimed sports writers takes us back to the early days of baseball. It was a time when the rules of the game were changing and baseball was on its way to becoming the national past time.

Leah Hager Cohen: "Without Apology" (Random House)

March 4, 2005

Until she visited downtown Boston's Somerville Boxing Club, the writer regarded boxing with disgust. Her opinion changed after she met four adolescent girls and their trainer. She describes what she learned in the gym about herself...

Preview of Westminster Dog Show

February 10, 2005

For the past 129 years, dog enthusiasts have flocked to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to view breeds from around the world. The dog that wins Best in Show usually becomes an American celebrity. Diane and her guests talk about the...

Ed Hotaling: "Wink" (McGraw Hill)

December 20, 2004

Jimmy Winkfield was once one of the best jockeys in the world. He won back to back Kentucky Derbies and countless big races but moved to Europe after racism drove him from America. The story of how he outraced his opponents and the great...

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