Sports

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...

Roger Brucker and Jim Borden: "Beyond Mammoth Cave" (Southern Illinois University Press)

August 24, 2001

Two cave explorers - once rivals, now co-authors - tell the story of their discoveries in Kentucky's Mammoth Cave, which is three times longer than any other cave in the world.

Tom Stanton: "The Final Season" (St. Martin's)

August 21, 2001

In 1999, with Detroit's 88-year-old baseball stadium slated for destruction, journalist Tom Stanton determined to attend every one of the 81 remaining home games in the old park. He'll talk about his longtime love of baseball and of his...

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

April 17, 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...

Women's Soccer

March 7, 2001

Diane talks with soccer Olympian Mia Hamm and the general manager of Washington, D.C.'s new professional women's soccer team.
Mia Hamm, professional soccer player with the Washington "Freedom"
Katy Button, general manager of the...

James Shulman: "The Game of Life: College Sports and Educational Values" (Princeton Univ. Press)

January 17, 2001

Competitive sports programs play a large role on many college and university campuses, but some are concerned that an over-emphasis on athletics at some schools may be getting in the way of the educational mission. James Shulman discusses...

On the Job: Coaching Kids' Sports

August 4, 2000

Coaches talk about juggling kids, parents, and the special demands of training young people to play team sports.

Diane talks with Ron Tugwell, Carol Horton, Terry Changuris, all coaches or former coaches in the Washington, D.C...

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