Sports

Jeffrey Marx & Joe Ehrmann: "Season of Life" (Simon & Schuster)

December 16, 2004

Thirty years ago, Joe Ehrmann was a star player with the Baltimore Colts, and Jeffrey Marx was a young football fan. Today, Ehrmann coaches football at a prep school, and Marx is an award-winning journalist. The two men talk about...

Joe McGinniss: "The Big Horse" (Simon & Schuster)

August 31, 2004

The story of one of horse racing's top trainers, a summer spent watching the Thoroughbreds run at the famous Saratoga race track, and a writer who returns to his craft.

Michael Mandelbaum: "The Meaning of Sports" (PublicAffairs)

June 30, 2004

One of the nation's leading authorities on foreign policy and international relations explains why Americans love to watch baseball, football and basketball.

Jeff Benedict: "Out of Bounds" (HarperCollins)

June 28, 2004

Kobe Bryant won't be the only NBA player facing legal trouble this off-season. An investigative journalist examines the criminal behavior of pro and college basketball players.

Lynne Cox: "Swimming to Antarctica" (Knopf)

January 16, 2004

In 2002, Lynne Cox became the first person to swim one mile through 32 degree water to the shores of Antarctica. She describes her almost mystical relationship with water and her many record-breaking, long-distance swims.

Athans and Bishop: "National Geographic"'s "Surviving Everest"

April 17, 2003

To honor the 50-year anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, and the 40-year anniversary of the first American ascent, "National Geographic" produced a 2-hour television event uniting the sons of mountain...

Michael Chabon: "Summerland" (Miramax) (Rebroadcast)

November 28, 2002

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon's new novel is written with younger readers in mind: it's set in his fantasy land where the weather's always perfect for a Little League game.

Jane Leavy: "Sandy Koufax" (Harper Collins)

November 21, 2002

Sportswriter Jane Leavy talks about her new biography of the great lefty pitcher Sandy Koufax, who was one of the stars of the L.A. Dodgers in the 1960s.

Michael Chabon: "Summerland" (Miramax)

October 22, 2002

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon's new novel is written with younger readers in mind: it's set in his fantasy land where the weather's always perfect for a Little League game.

Laura Hillenbrand: Seabiscuit: "An American Legend" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

November 22, 2001

The racehorse Seabiscuit was an unlikely champion. He was small and crooked-gaited, but with the dedication of his owner, trainer and jockey, his talent came through and he became one of the greatest racehorses of all time. Journalist...

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