Sports

Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano: "Playing With the Boys" (Oxford)

December 12, 2007

In 1972, Congress passed Title IX. The law was meant to address gender inequality in school athletics. But authors McDonagh and Pappano argue the landmark legislation helped codify policies that establish separate but equal in sports. A...

Senator John McCain: "Hard Call" (Twelve)

September 11, 2007

The senator shares his views on the process and art of decision making as well as the progress of his presidential campaign. He also describes the great decisions and extraordinary people profiled in his latest book, written with his...

Tom Stanton: "Ty and the Babe" (St. Martin's Press)

August 27, 2007

Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth were once considered the two best baseball players of all time. Today, as their records fall, they are often remembered more for their personalities than their accomplishments. A look at their fierce rivalry on and...

Recent Sports Scandals

August 1, 2007

Guest host Susan Page of USA Today and a panel of sports journalists examine what's wrong and what's right in the world of professional 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.

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