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.
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"
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"
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.
Highlights from the Summer Series – A look back at some of the favorite programs from the past year: Tonight, a look back at golf history with three legends: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player.
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.
Studio 360 looks at the places "where art and real life collide," exploring the creative influence and transformative power of art in modern life through richly textured stories and insightful conversation. Hosted by Kurt Andersen. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
"Stimulating and Diverse - always interesting"
Part two of Charlie's conversation with Admiral Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. We conclude with author Kazuo Ishiguro, discussing his first novel in ten years, The Buried Giant.
Iranian graphic novelist and director Marjane Satrapi rose to fame following the release of her 2007 autobiographical film Persepolis. Persepolis won the Jury Prize at Cannes and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature that year. Satrapi’s new film is Chicken With Plums, a French-language film about love, music and life. It opens this weekend.
Tonight we're re-airing our tribute to Robin Williams.
In this hour, Washington Post science writer Shankar Vedantam is the author of The Hidden Brain. He tells Jim Fleming how a great deal of our thinking is shaped by our unconscious minds, such as routine tasks we do automatically.
Hear presidential historian Michael Beschloss and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead on this edition of Fresh Air. Michael Beschloss' new book is Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989. He takes a look at the crucial moments when a President risked his political career for the good of the country, often by taking an unpopular or controversial stand.
Our tribute to Robin Williams.
A conversation with Robin Williams.
Please Note: Charlie Rose will be on hiatus for the next two weeks, beginning Monday, August 24th and ending on Friday, September 4th. During this time we will provide content from our archives. Today's episode: A rebroadcast of our tribute to Robin Williams....
Hear drummer Levon Helm (formerly with The Band), Canadian author Jane Rule, and TV critic David Bianculli, on this edition of Fresh Air. When The Band supported Bob Dylan on stage in 1965, Time magazine described the combination as "in some ways, the most decisive moment in rock history." They went on to record their own highly influential albums Music From Big Pink and The Band in 1968 and 1969.
Kathleen Hanna and Johanna Fateman of the band Le Tigre on this edition of Fresh Air. Hanna was the lead singer of the 90s band Bikini Kill. Bikini Kill was part of the musical/cultural/feminist movement know as "Riot Grrl," which focused on the concept of "girl power" and young women's empowerment. The movement was based primarily in Washington, DC and Olympia, WA, and its members formed bands, wrote fanzines, and held meetings, protests and festivals. Hanna was a leader and spokesperson for the movement.
Ron Barr interviews “The Rock” himself Dwayne Johnson about the techniques of acting versus the technique of being in movies, and the increasing amount of athletes who aspire to be actors. This interview took place on September 26th, 2007.
Last August, Tig Notaro began her stand-up comedy set with this line: “Good evening! Hello. I have cancer! How are you?” What came next “was one of the greatest standup performances I ever saw,” wrote Louis C. K., who then posted the set on his website and brought immediate fame to comedy’s now it-girl. Notaro turned a string of horrors – cancer, double mastectomy, death of her mother, bad break-up – into a gut-wrenching but still very funny comedy routine. It’s now being released on a cd, Live, for the first time this summer.
Tonight on the program, analysis of last night's presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Ed Luce of the Financial Times and presidential historian Jon Meacham.
We continue looking at the election with Bob Costa, national political reporter for the Washington Post, and Jerry Seib, Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief.
We conclude with an appreciation of Edward Albee who died earlier this month.
Most of us will never know what really happens behind bars. Prisons are generally off limits to the public and press, but a national prisoner strike on the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison riot is drawing new attention to the conditions in many of our nation's jails. This hour, what should a prison be?
Tonight on the program, live coverage of the first Presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Mark Halperin; John Heilemann; Maureen Dowd; Jeff Greenfield; Mike Allen; Katty Kay; and Frank Luntz.
Tonight on the program, Ian McEwan and guest host Jeff Glor of CBS News. His new book is called “Nutshell” and is told from the point of view of an 8-month old fetus.
We conclude with a look at "Documentary Now!" with guest host Matt Zoller Seitz of New York Magazine, and co-creators: Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas.
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.
There are so many ways the world could go wrong - electing the wrong candidate is only one of them. Charlie Brooker, creator of the hit sci-fi show Black Mirror, gets his dystopian ideas from our digital devices. Then, novelist Gary Shteyngart reads from his darkly funny book about the near-future, Super Sad True Love Story. And Janelle Monáe plays songs from the 28th century.
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.