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.
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.
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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.
Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture. Get the latest episode or subscribe!
"Sometimes great, very uneven"
A Christian monk who lived in India for over 30 years, the late Father Griffiths shares some remarkable insights about the contemplative life. He builds a bridge linking the Gnostic tradition of early Christianity and the mystical tradition streaming down through the centuries with the ancient philosophies of Vedanta and Buddhism. The results are fascinating and profound.
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Tonight on the program, an update on politics with Al Hunt of Bloomberg News and Dan Senor, former political advisor to Mitt Romney and co-founder of Foreign Policy Initiative....
Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and actor Greg Kinnear on this edition of Fresh Air. Sondheim was mentored by Oscar Hammerstein, and went on to revolutionize musical theatre. His first major success was writing lyrics for West Side Story. He also composed the music and wrote the lyrics for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Follies, and A Little Night Music to name a few.
A conversation with economist Paul Krugman about his change of opinion on President Obama, the U. S.'s economic future, European financial issues, and healthcare. Next, a conversation with philosopher and author, Bernard-Henri Levy, on his article for The New Republic website, under the headline: "Shame on Turkey for Choosing the Islamic State over the Kurds." And finally, a conversation with Chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana.
Conversations with Maxwell Maltz, M.D. - author of the best-selling Psycho Cybernetics. His book, considered a forerunner of modern self-help books, explains a system of ideas for improving one's self image.
"Early days of sports psychology & peak performance"
This special To The Best of Our Knowledge collection contains 13 interviews.
Writer David Sedaris and actor Alan Cumming, on this edition of Fresh Air. Sedaris is best known for his contributing work with public radio's This American Life. He's written three books of essays, Barrel Fever, Naked, and his newest Me Talk Pretty One Day which was just released in paperback. Scottish actor Alan Cumming co-wrote, co-directed, and is co-starring in the new film The Anniversary Party, along with Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Tonight on the program, an update on the U.S. election and the candidates' impending choices for running mate. Nick Confessore of The New York Times and Mike Barnicle, contributor to MSNBC, weigh in.
Next, we revisit Charlie's conversation about race with Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.
We continue with a discussion about last year's historic nuclear deal with Iran. Charlie is joined by David Sanger of The New York Times; Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations.
We conclude with a look at the film “The Infiltrator” with director Brad Furman, actor Bryan Cranston, and Robert Mazur, whom the film is based on.
Investor and businessman Warren Buffett stunned the world when he announced he was giving most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Charlie Rose is the only broadcast journalist with access to Buffett and Gates on their friendship which resulted in this historic announcement. In this three part series, we'll hear about Warren Buffet: the Man, the Business, and the Gift.
"Three part interview with Warren Buffett and other"
This is the original announcement of the famed Roswell, New Mexico, crashed disc, made by ABC Network Radio news anchor Taylor Grant on July 8, 1947. This first public announcement that the US government had recovered a crashed flying saucer was covered up by the Army Air Force and successfully kept the lid on the so-called Roswell Incident until 1978 - 31 years later - when former military personnel involved in the recovery began to speak openly to UFO researchers.
Ron Barr interviews gold medalist Ryan Lochte about the adjustments he needs to make in order to compete, why he’s been so successful and being a perfectionist. This interview took place on August 8th, 2011.
Hear novelist and screenwriter Richard Price and book critic Maureen Corrigan on this edition of Fresh Air. Richard Price's new novel is Lush Life, about the repercussions of a shooting on the Lower East side. Price has also written for HBO's The Wire, which ends a five-year run on Sunday.
Writer Deirdre Bair on this edition of Fresh Air. Her new book is Jung: A Biography. Bair chronicles the life and work of the influential Swiss psychologist Carl Jung. Bair won the National Book Award for her biography of Samuel Beckett, and she's also written books about the lives of Anais Nin and Simone de Beauvoir.
Husband and wife song writing team, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil on this edition of Fresh Air. The duo is responsible for such songs as "You've Lost that Loving Feeling," "On Broadway," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "Here You Come Again," "Don't Know Much," and more.
Our 8th anniversary celebration continues. This time we replay Bob’s interview with singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. Like a pied piper, but with a guitar, Buffett leads his Coral Reefer Band and his legion of fans known as Parrot Heads. Bob visits with Buffett in the state of mind called Margaritaville to talk about the song with the same title, his many commercial enterprises, the SiriusXM satellite radio channel and about his connection to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Tonight on the program, coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Charlie is joined by Robby Mook, campaign manager for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign; Amy Chozick of the New York Times; EJ Dionne of the Washington Post; Matthew Dowd of ABC News and Steve McMahon, political strategist and media consultant.
Ron Barr interviews broadcasting icon Bob Costas about his early childhood, the start of his broadcasting career and broadcasting multiple sports. This interview took place on October 16th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews Padres broadcaster Dick Enberg about what in his background led him to broadcasting, what hooked him into broadcasting and the memories of his first sports broadcast. This interview took place on November 18th, 2004.
Ron Barr interviews Emmy Award Winner Jim Nantz about moving from Louisiana to New Jersey, how golf came into his life and what’s it like when golfers room together. This interview took place on October 10th, 2013.
Ron Barr interviews Sports Emmy Award winner Joe Buck about the pressure he felt going into broadcasting, the memories of broadcasting in the minor leagues and the transition from radio to television. This interview took place on December, 5th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson about the things in his career that mean the most to him, the early broadcasts that inspired him and the memories of his broadcast. This interview took place on June 1st, 2013.
Actor Viggo Mortensen brings some of his own outdoorsy skills to his role as a dad raising his kids off the grid in Captain Fantastic. Also, with a new exhibit of her early photographs, it’s time to reconsider Diane Arbus’ conflicted legacy. And Kurt gets a lesson on speaking like a proper Brit from an accent coach. [Broadcast Date: July 21, 2016]
Tonight on the program, analysis of the Republican National Convention and Donald Trump's acceptance speech. Charlie is joined by Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent for ABC News.
Next, Gabriel Sherman of New York magazine on Roger Ailes' resignation as chairman and C.E.O. of Fox News.
Where do you find crazy ideas and some of the world's smartest people? In theoretical physics - the world of parallel universes, super strings and black holes. We go on a whirlwind tour of the universe - from the multiverse to an imaginary walk on Mars.
Tonight on the program, continued coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. First, Charlie is joined by Megan Murphy, Washington bureau chief for Bloomberg; Ron Fournier, political columnist at the National Journal and the Atlantic; and Jerry Seib, Washington bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal.
We conclude with Republican strategist Roger Stone.
When suicide bombers blow up crowded marketplaces, or a lone shooter attacks a nightclub, one question we're always left with is why. What ideology or belief or loyalty would compel someone to do something so horrific? This hour, a look at the underlying psychology of political violence.
Tonight on the program, coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. First, Charlie is joined by Bob Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post, and columnist Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal.
Next, GOP strategist Mike Murphy and ABC News analyst Matthew Dowd.
Then, Dan Balz of The Washington Post and Mike Allen of Politico.
We conclude with the second piece of Charlie's interview with Hillary Clinton.
Tonight on the program, an hour with Hillary Clinton.
Ron Barr interviews former NL MVP Andre Dawson about his reaction to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, the importance of pride and how he prepared every day. This interview took place on January 14th, 2010.
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer, Bruce Sutter about how he developed the splitter, being the first pure reliever inducted into the Hall of Fame and the short memory needed to be a closer. This interview took place on March 10th, 2006.
Ron Barr interviews Cy Young winner Jim Palmer about what it was like to be in the majors at 19 years old, his experience in Baltimore and the lack of mentoring in today’s game. This interview took place on April, 11th, 2006.
Ron Barr interviews former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz about what surprised him most about his career, maintaining balance over the long season, and the transition from starter to closer. This interview took place on May 9th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews 3-time World Series Champion Tony Perez about his longevity, playing baseball as a child and coming to a different country at such a young age. This interview took place on June 10th, 1997.
Is the old cliché true - is laughter the best medicine? Kurt Andersen and Mary Harris, host of the podcast Only Human, go to a laughter yoga class to find out. Also, we hear from a neuroscientist who studies laughter and moonlights as a standup comedian. Comic Chris Gethard explains why he resisted getting help for his depression out of fear of losing his humorous edge - and how getting treatment transformed his career. And we find out when medical humor is - and is not - just what the doctor ordered.