Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers". Each night, as host of his PBS program, Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.
When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him. Today The Autobiography of Malcolm X — a favorite of President Obama and Justice Clarence Thomas alike — stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race. The Autobiography is also a Horatio Alger tale, following a man’s journey from poverty to crime to militancy to wisdom.
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"Sometimes great, very uneven"
Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the audiobook's title. The pieces that make up the program will compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
"interesting and enjoyable"
This essay comes from the NPR series This I Believe, which features brief personal reflections from both famous and unknown Americans. The pieces that make up the series compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
Humorist Fran Lebowitz and writer Anne Lamott on this archive edition of Fresh Air. The Washington Post called Fran Lebowitz "The funniest woman in America." Humorist Lebowitz has come out with her first children's book, Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet The Pandas. In 1978, she wrote the critically acclaimed book Metropolitan Life a collection of witty essays on life. Writer Anne Lamott's new book is Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.
Author Christopher Hitchens discusses his memoir Hitch-22 and his battle with esophageal cancer.
A discussion about Christopher Hitchens, with Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, James Fenton, and Martin Amis.
Tonight on the program, an hour with comedian Louis C.K..
Film director Martin Scorsese and writer/director Paul Schrader on this edition of Fresh Air. Martin Scorsese discusses his film Gangs of New York set in pre-civil war New York City about the street warfare between immigrant groups. It's inspired by the book The Gangs of New York published in 1927 by journalist Herbert Asbury.
As Cuba and the U.S. restore diplomatic relations, what's in store for Americans who want to visit Cuba? And for Cubans wanting more prosperity? Steve Paulson recently traveled to Cuba and brought back new stories about our island neighbor. From diplomacy to culture, we tackle jazz, baseball and politics—and offer an in-depth look at the lives of contemporary Cubans.
Listen in as Gregg Braden, John Holland, Gary Quinn, Michio Kaku, Susan Miller, Guy Finley, Deepak Chopra, Joan Borysenko, Stephen Lewis, and Robert Hieronimus, Ph.D., talk to Tara about the subjects of their books and work.
"Hey, its Tara, so its good."
David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, on President Obama.
Hear British scientist Richard Dawkins and geneticist Francis Collins on this edition of Fresh Air. Richard Dawkins is a professor of the public understanding of science at Oxford University. The New York Times has hailed him as a writer who "understands the issues so clearly that he forces his reader to understand them too". In his latest book, he writes about what he sees as the irrationality of a belief in God and sets down his arguments for atheism.
"Dominated by Dawkins"
On this edition of Fresh Air, a Blue Velvet special in honor of its release in a new DVD edition. Host Terry Gross speaks with director David Lynch who Mel Brooks once dubbed "Jimmy Stewart from Mars." And, you'll hear from actress and model Isabella Rossellini. Plus, rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Eminem's new recording, The Eminem Show. And guest film critic Armond White from the New York Pressreviews The Sum of All Fears.
Veteran actress Angela Lansbury on this archive edition of Fresh Air. She's spent over 50 years in the business on stage, and in film and television. When she was 17 she debuted in Gaslight, and was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Ingrid Bergman's Cockney maid.
When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his life story nearly died with him. Today The Autobiography of Malcolm X — a favorite of President Obama and Justice Clarence Thomas alike — stands as a milestone in America's struggle with race. The autobiography is also a Horatio Alger tale, following a man's journey from poverty to crime to militancy to wisdom. Muslims look to Malcolm as a figure of tolerance; a tea party activist claims him for the political right; Public Enemy's Chuck D tells us, "This book is like food. It ain't McDonald's — it's sit down at the table and say grace".
Audible was not granted digital rights to today's program. We bring you actor Gene Wilder on this edition of Fresh Air. Gene Wilder's birth name was Jerome Silberman. He made his film debut as a kidnap victim in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), but he's best known for his work with Mel Brooks in the films Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and The Producers.
Ray Bonner has been a staff writer at The New Yorker and a prize-winning investigative reporter for the New York Times. He’s taught and practiced law and served as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney and he has just written Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong, about the wrongful capital conviction of Edward Elmore.
Ron Barr interviews the Father of Drag Racing Don Garlits about the motivation for writing the book, what fascinated him about drag racing and his memories of his first car. This interview took place on June 14th, 2004.
Ron Barr interviews Nascar Hall of Famer Terry Labonte about how hard it is to get into the groove of racing, the key to success in racing and the camaraderie in racing. This interview took place on June, 3rd, 2015.
Ron Barr interviews the First Lady of Drag Racing Shirley Muldowney about what’s surprised her about her career, the good times during her career and her surprise at the path her life took. This interview took place on March 29th, 2005.
Ron Barr interviews Driver of the Century Mario Andretti about what’s impressed him most in his career, growing up during World War II and his start in racing. This interview took place on June 19th, 2013.
Tonight on the program, guest host Lesley Stahl interviews Deborah Tannen, professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University and author of “You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation.”
We continue with an update on the 2016 Presidential race with Anthony Salvanto, CBS News elections director.
Automated machines are taking over our lives. They're not the scary robots you see in movies, but more and more of today's technology - from smart phones to airplanes - is automated. And some of the world's biggest companies are racing to come up with a "master algorithm" - a formula that will let machines learn anything. This could lead to self-driving cars and even a cure for cancer. But do we want to give machines so much control?
Evan Osnos discusses his recent article on a potential Trump presidency with guest host Jake Tapper.
Tonight on the program, an hour with Bono, lead singer of the rock band U2.
There's a powerful new voting bloc in America. They're white, working class, and they live in places that have been left behind. We'll talk with Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance, and country music star Brandy Clark joins us in the studio to play some music and talk about her hometown.
Tonight on the program, an update on Saturday's bombing in New York City with guest host Jeff Glor of CBS News and Marc Santora of The New York Times.
We conclude with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Tonight on the program, updates on the presidential race with Bob Costa, national political reporter for the Washington Post, and later with Nick Confessore of The New York Times.
We continue with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.
We conclude with a look at the film "Snowden" with director Oliver Stone and the film’s stars, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley and Zachary Quinto,
Ron Barr interviews Grey Cup champion Jeff Garcia about the journey from Canada to the NFL, the reasons he was successful in the NFL and the role his father played in developing him as a football player. This interview took place on November 17th, 2009.
Ron Barr interviews Pro Bowler Jim Harbaugh about his memories of Bill Walsh, the mentality of a great coach and the difference between motivating collegiate athletes versus professional athletes. This interview took place on March 20th, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews Pro Bowler Ron Jaworski about how football has remained the same over the years, characteristics of great coaches and how Bill Walsh dictated tempo in games....
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer Warren Moon about why he chose to play for Houston, why he was productive in Houston and how he dealt with racism. This interview took place on August 19th, 2009.
Ron Barr interviews Super Bowl champion Dan Pastorini about raising a family in the limelight, the early years in Houston and the mentors he had along the way. This interview took place on January 14th, 2012.
On this week's show, the art and science of singing. At the age of 92, Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick hasn't lost any of the wit and insight that helped him write Fiddler on the Roof. Also, we find out what cutting-edge medical science can do to save the voices of aging singers. And indie singer-songwriter Angel Olsen plays live in our studio.
Tonight on the program, a conversation with Maureen Dowd, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times.
We conclude with filmmakers Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky, here to introduce their new documentary, "Defying the Nazis."
There are many ways to live dangerously. Sure, you can take part in a death defying feat like skydiving, but living dangerously also sometimes involves taking intellectual risks, opening up, and being honest with yourself. To the Best of Our Knowledge recently travelled to Salt Lake City to speak with a few people, live onstage, about what it means to live dangerously.
Tonight on the program, a political update with guest host Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times; Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s Reliable Sources; and Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire.
We continue with Ray Kelly, discussing his book “Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City."
We conclude with Steve Schwarzman, C.E.O. of Blackstone and founder of the international Schwarzman Scholarship, along with three inaugural scholars.