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"
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.
In this interview, Dan Millman explores such questions as: Why am I here? What am I meant to do? What is my purpose? Dan has found through his research that there are four purposes and 12 required courses in the school of life that each of us are taking. He talks about the difference between career and calling, and how small acts of service lead to genuine fulfillment. Dan also explains why what you do has more impact than what you think or feel, and describes a mysterious but accurate method of pinpointing hidden gifts and drives.
Play It Again II, with the voice of the Blue Devils Bob Harris and color commentator Mike Waters, features radio highlights from Duke University's 1992 NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship run that saw the team defeat Campbell, Iowa, Seton Hall, and edge Kentucky in what is widely considered one of the greatest college basketball games ever played, before beating Indiana and the University of Michigan's Fab Five in the title game.
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"
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"
Hear Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist David Halberstam and music critic Milo Miles on this edition of Fresh Air. Halberstam died yesterday from injuries received in a car crash. He was 73. We listen to his interviews on Fresh Air, from 1985 and from June 3, 1993, and January 21, 1999. Halberstam was part of the 1964 Pulitzer-prize winning team that covered the emerging war in Vietnam for The New York Times.
Conversations about Science with Edward O. Wilson, Eric Kandel, Lisa Randall, Jonah Lehrer, and Steven Pinker.
A full hour with Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of a new talk show on National Geographic called Star Talk.
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"
Hear comic Don Rickles, documentary producer Huw Cordey, and rock critic Ken Tucker on this edition of Fresh Air. He's known for insulting his audiences on stage, but Don Rickles doesn't consider himself an insult comic. His heyday was in the 1950s and 60s, on TV and in Vegas. Frank Sinatra was an early fan and helped get him noticed. Rickles has a new memoir, Rickles' Book: a Memoir.
Penn Jillette explains his absolute atheism and why it makes him hopeful and optimistic.
"Too Much Intro"
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.
Hear writer, editor, and speaker Peggy Orenstein, rock critic Ken Tucker, and book critic Maureen Corrigan, on this edition of Fresh Air. Peggy Orenstein has spoken about issues affecting girls and women in the past. She's also a contributing editor for The New York Times Magazine. Her article about the use of donor eggs for in vitro fertilization is in the Sunday, July 16th, edition of the magazine.
When Bob Dylan made Blonde on Blonde Kris Kristofferson was the studio janitor. A few years later he was a million seller himself, with songs like "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Martin Scorcese, Barbara Streisand: These are just some of the co-stars in his film and musical career; one that spans five decades, many drinks, and more highs and lows than a weather map.
Tonight on the program, Lin Manuel-Miranda and Tommy Kail at the Richard Rogers Theatre. We talk about the hit Broadway musical Hamilton....
Ron Barr interviews Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy about the controversy behind him being drafted, the building period before Celtics dynasty, and the success of the Celtics changing the social acceptance of African-Americans in Boston. This interview took place on February 16th, 2005.
Ron Barr interviews three-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen about NBA aspirations being unrealistic until halfway through college, and what being undrafted did to his confidence. This interview took place on September 24th, 2009.
Ron Barr interviews NBA MVP Charles Barkley about the amount of time it took for him to get comfortable with the rest of the Inside the NBA crew, and his comments making viewers uncomfortable. This interview took place on July 17th, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews the NBA’s Most Improved Player Dale Ellis about the challenges of playing in the NBA for 17 years, falling short of his goal to be the best NBA player to live, and the slumps he encountered during his long career. This interview took place on August 26th, 2013.
Ron Barr interviews the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Detlef Schrempf about how he ended up in the United States, being the best player in Germany at his age level, and how foreign basketball caught up to the USA. This interview took place on July 7th, 2009.
In a career full of surprises, the actor Tilda Swinton has become an icon - but she's never thought of what she does as acting. Also, we hear from the team behind a new opera about John F. Kennedy's last night. And the band Yeasayer brings its experimental brand of indie pop to our live studio.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Iraq....
Are you tired of the old way of fiction? Are Japanese cell phone novels just not doing it for you any more? Fear not. Today, we meet writers who are blowing up the novel by inventing new forms of fiction.
Tonight on the program, Al Hunt of Bloomberg View interviews Loretta Lynch, attorney general of the United States....
Tonight on the program, a discussion of the day's political news with Bob Woodward of The Washington Post and Michael Barbaro of The New York Times.
Political animosity between the right and the left is off the charts. Social scientists say we're living in one of the most polarized periods in history and that conservatives and liberals don't just disagree anymore. They hate everything about each other. It's time to de-polarize! Let's figure out how.
Tonight on the program, a conversation with President Barack Obama on foreign policy....
Tonight on the program, an hour with comedian Louis C.K..
Ron Barr interviews the youngest Hardcore champion Chris Nowinski about the brain damage caused by playing football, the suicide of Andre Waters, and doctors refraining from telling NFL players how serious their concussions truly are. This interview took place on January 23rd, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews WCW Triple Crown champion Diamond Dallas Page about the origins of his stage name, the challenges he experienced growing up, and the uniqueness of people born and raised in New Jersey. This interview took place on October 21st, 2015.
Ron Barr interviews three-time NWA World Heavyweight champion Dusty Rhodes about wrestling during the “golden era,” his relationship with George Steinbrenner, and being quick and agile while weighing 300 pounds. This interview took place on April 18th, 2005.
Ron Barr interviews WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper about his book “In The Pit With Piper,” and why he walked out to bagpipe music before his matches. This interview took place on November 13th, 2002.
Ron Barr interviews the “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase about how and why wrestling is in his blood, his post-wrestling activities and practices, and the presentation of wrestling today compared to 20 years ago. This interview took place on February 23rd, 2010.
This week, Kurt Andersen gets a master class in musical theater from veteran Broadway producer Jack Viertel. Also, we hear from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anna Quindlen about how she managed a midlife career switch with aplomb. And the surprising story behind how Marvin Gaye came up with one of the greatest R&B songs ever.