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"
Scientists are discovering how plants secretly talk to each other. How smart is your geranium, and what does a tree know? Today, we're eavesdropping on the secret language of plants.
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.
"Brief and Unsatisfying"
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"
Executive producer and writer of HBO's Oz Tom Fontana and psychology professor Paul Ekman on this edition of Fresh Air. Tom Fontana is responsible for Oz, the realistic drama about life in an experimental unit of a maximum security prison. Fontana also created Homicide: Life on the Street and the 1980s drama set in a city hospital, St. Elsewhere.
What makes power tick and how does it become entrenched and abused? Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, so the saying goes. What lies beneath power? In this dialogue, Robert Fuller points to a hidden form of discrimination that everyone knows but no one sees: discrimination based on rank.
A conversation with Justice Antonin Scalia, American jurist and the second most senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Novelist Philip Roth on this archive edition of Fresh Air. His book The Human Stain is about a classics professor accused of racism who has a secret about his own ethnic identity. It's just been adapted into a new film starring Anthony Hopkins and Nichole Kidman. The Human Stain won the PENN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
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."
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".
In this interview, Margaret Wheatley speaks with fierce honesty as she gives us the map of where we are in the emergent culture. She talks about how we are being manipulated to fear one another and to work harder and work faster, and also gives us tools that enliven and reinvigorate us in our work and relationships. She talks about how our brains are shaped by our habits, and how technology and the internet are affecting our brains, social relationships, and workloads.
Tonight on the program, Ron Chernow, the author of a best-selling biography on Alexander Hamilton and historical adviser to the hit Broadway play Hamilton....
Author Christopher Hitchens discusses his memoir Hitch-22 and his battle with esophageal cancer.
Get ready for a whirlwind tour of the authentic American myth of The Wizard of Oz. In this interview, Jean Houston answers the question of what it means to have a brain, a heart, and to act with courage. Using the characters of the scarecrow, tin man, lion, and Dorothy, she inspires us to follow our deep yearning so we can develop the gifts we recognize in ourselves, live our full potential, and contribute to a better world.
"Dream of a Modern Day Oz"
Join leading experts as they explore the world of the esoteric. Adrian Gilbert (a best-selling author of numerous books on the subject) leads us through the mystery of the Rosicrucians, uncovering many new insights and revelations. This secretive brotherhood emerged seemingly from nowhere with a sacred message for those with the eyes to see it. Their message is just as relevant today as it was in ancient times, and Gilbert re-introduces us to their teachings.
"Not very engaging"
Regarding Warhol at the Met, with Chuck Close, John Currin, Jeff Koons, Marla Prather, and Mark Rosenthal. Next, a conversation with British modern artist, Damien Hirst.
Guns are a part of our national mythology. Just consider the Western, Annie Oakley, Daniel Boone - it's hard to deny the role guns had in shaping America. But what if all those stories were exaggerated at best? What if the gun myth was created in the 19th century by gun manufacturers? In other words, what if guns aren't what we stand for, but instead, are just another thing we were sold?
Tonight on the program, a discussion of President Obama's trip to Asia with Tom Donilon, who was national security adviser for the president from 2010 to 2013.
We conclude with actress Penélope Cruz, currently starring in Julio Medem's "Ma Ma."
Ron Barr interviews former hockey goaltender Brent Johnson about being featured on an HBO series, hockey players being blue-collar athletes, and his appreciation for the history of the sport. This interview took place on March 3rd, 2011.
Ron Barr interviews two-time Olympian Bret Hedican about the longevity of his hockey career, the adaptability he possessed as his career progressed, and the importance of being taken out of your comfort zone. This interview took place on December 3rd, 2014.
Ron Barr interviews hockey Hall of Famer Ed Snider about his multiple business ventures, the help he’s had with his accomplishments, and how he feels about being a Hall of Famer. This interview took place on December 2nd, 2011.
Ron Barr interviews three-time Stanley Cup champion Martin Brodeur about the motivation behind his book “Brodeur,” the consistency he’s had throughout his career, and his thoughts on the New Jersey Devils organization. This interview took place on November 8th, 2006.
Ron Barr interviews legendary goaltender Mike Richter about his mental orientation regarding the position of goaltender, the respect he has for Martin Brodeur, and the importance of having a short memory. This interview took place on October 8th, 2008.
Writing the song "Born Under a Bad Sign" made William Bell a soul legend, but he never recorded it himself - until now. Also, the writers Richard Russo and Jennifer Finney Boylan talk about plot twists in their long friendship. And we ask whether Sylvia Plath's poetry can ever get out from under the shadow of her suicide.
Tonight on the program, an appreciation of Morley Safer, correspondent for CBS News and “60 Minutes,” who died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. Charlie is joined by Jeff Fager, executive producer of “60 Minutes” and a close friend of Morley’s.
Hollywood is finally getting ready to give women superpowers. For decades, moviegoers only saw the likes of Batman, Spider Man, and Iron Man, but in recent years there's been a slate of strong female characters on screen. And there's more to come, including The Black Widow, Captain Marvel, and the iconic Wonder Woman. This hour, we're talking about superheroines, in film and in real life.
Tonight on the program, an update on EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed on its way from Paris to Cairo early Thursday morning. Charlie is joined by Deborah Hersman, president and C.E.O. of the National Safety Council, and Michael Hanna of the Century Foundation.
Next, a political update from John Dickerson, political director of CBS News and host of “Face the Nation.”
We conclude with Bryan Cranston on his role as Lyndon B. Johnson in a new HBO adaptation of Robert Schenkkan’s play “All the Way.”
Tonight on the program, actor Anthony Mackie discusses his role as Martin Luther King, Jr. opposite Bryan Cranston in the new HBO film “All The Way.”
Next, Al Hunt interviews Angus King, junior United States senator from the state of Maine.
We conclude with Julie Chen, host and moderator of “The Talk” on CBS.
American companies generate a lot of wealth. But Americans aren't seeing much of it. Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff says that's because today's corporations are obsessed with one thing - growth. We'll find out why our economy's operating system is broken and how we can fix it, as we rethink work. Also, we'll explore the six-hour work day and the case for a universal basic income.
Tonight on the program, Josh Sapan, president and C.E.O. of AMC Networks, discusses the documentary series “Take 5.”
Next, John Watson, chairman and C.E.O. of Chevron.
We conclude with Lucy Kalanithi, widow of Paul Kalanithi, a rising neurosurgeon at Stanford who died of lung cancer. During his final twenty-two months he wrote “When Breath Becomes Air.”
Tonight on the program, an hour with Tom Brokaw, who was the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for more than twenty years.
Ron Barr interviews author of the controversial book “Juiced” Jose Canseco about the motivation behind his book “Vindicated,” the undeniable impact his book “Juiced” had on baseball, and the fact that the MLB paid for the Mitchell Report. This interview took place on April 9th, 2008.
Ron Barr interviews ‘Banzai Babe Ruth’ author Robert Fitts about the perception of baseball being purely an American sport, the reasons why the Japanese people gravitated towards baseball, and what was happening behind the scenes in Japan in the 1930s. This interview took place on February 7th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews ‘My Bay Boy Days’ author Steve Garvey about being a bat boy for the “boys of summer,” the striking differences between baseball players today versus 50 years ago, and the importance of respecting what god gives us. This interview took place on March 26th, 2008.
Ron Barr interviews ‘Baseball Maverick’ author Steve Kettman about Sandy Alderson’s most interesting characteristic, Alderson’s choice to become a Marine, and Sandy being the poster boy for the Marine Corps. This interview took place on May 27th, 2015.
Ron Barr interviews ‘Derek Jeter’ author Tyler Kepner about the process behind putting together this massive collection of Jeter articles, and Derek Jeter falling in line with other Yankee greats such as Ruth and DiMaggio. This interview took place on March 21st, 2012.