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.
"this was terrific everyone should listen to this"
Computer programmer Linus Torvalds on this edition of Fresh Air. He is the creator of Linux, a computer operating system intended to improve upon Unix. When Torvalds wrote the original code in 1991, he sent it out on the Internet to allow anyone to make changes and improvements.
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. Host Anne Strainchamps talks to some of the greatest thinkers, figures, and artists of our time. It's a radio salon where a playwright and a scientist, a theologian and a rock critic might all offer their views on, say, revenge. Inviting a diverse group of people with very different backgrounds to approach a subject creates a kind of depth and richness that's positively riveting.
"Sometimes great, very uneven"
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 neurologist Oliver Sacks and rock critic Ken Tucker on this edition of Fresh Air. Oliver Sacks' new book is Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. It's a series of case histories that examine the relationship of music and the mind. Sacks has written eleven books; the most famous are Awakenings, which was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro and Robin Williams, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
Poet and memoirist Mary Karr on this edition of Fresh Air. In a follow-up to Liar's Club, what critics call "a hard scrabble childhood," Karr returns to East Texas to detail her adolescence in Cherry. The author relates anecdotes of rebellion, self-doubt, and sexual coming of age. The recipient of several literary awards such as the Pushcart Prize and the Bunting Award, she has published two volumes of poetry. She is the Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse University.
There is an energy system within each and every one of us. Our ancestors were aware of it and utilized its great power. It brings spiritual peace and a sense of Oneness with the very Universe. Dr. Malcolm Wally, Ian R. Crane and Dan Kahn are three of the leading experts in the field of this unique power we know as the Kundalini. In this interview with Frankie Ma from On The Edge, they dispel the myths and speak candidly about the techniques and benefits of utilizing this wonderful power in a balanced way.
It's National Boss' Day, but since no one really likes their own supervisor, we thought we'd celebrate a different kind of boss today. First Bob talks with Louis Ferrante. He fought his way up the mafia ranks, earning himself a spot in the Gambino clan to become the boss of his own crew. But as an inmate in federal prison, Ferrante experienced the thrill of a great piece of literature and turned his back on a life of crime. Now he’s an author and a motivational speaker. Then Bob talks about "The Boss" with cultural historian and professor Lou Masur. He's the author of Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen’s American Vision.
Timothy Leary nearly killed the psychedelic revolution. He did more than anyone to popularize LSD and urged us all to "turn on, tune in, drop out." But Leary's indiscriminate use of mind-altering drugs created a backlash, and made them taboo for serious scholars. Now a new generation of scientists is studying hallucinogens, and finding remarkable effects. In this hour, we'll take you to the cutting edge of psychedelic research.
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"
In 2007, Bob talked with director Kenneth Branagh and actor Michael Caine about their film Sleuth. It was a remake of the 1972 thriller which starred Caine. But really the interview was just an excuse for Caine to tell hilariously charming stories to entertain Bob and Branagh. Then, 80-year-old Leonard Cohen has a new CD out now titled Popular Problems, but back when he visited with Bob in 2006, they discussed Cohen’s collection of poetry called Book of Longing and a documentary titled Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man. Cohen has been a monk, a songwriter and a poet.
Actor and comedian Martin Short and British journalist and documentarian John Ronson on this edition of Fresh Air. Martin Short's TV series.
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"
A conversation with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Turkey. Next, a conversation with award-winning journalist, blogger, and author Ethar El-Katatney.
This special To The Best of Our Knowledge collection contains 13 interviews.
Penn Jillette explains his absolute atheism and why it makes him hopeful and optimistic.
"Too Much Intro"
Laurence Leamer’s book, The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption, tells the story of two lawyers’ attempt to hold Don Blankenship, the most powerful coal baron in American history, accountable for the death and destruction he has caused. Blankenship was head of Massey Energy, a company that provided nearly half of America’s electric power, since the early 1990s.
Tonight on the program, Glenn Beck, host of the syndicated radio show “The Glenn Beck Program.”
We conclude with Sarah Jessica Parker, star of the HBO comedy series “Divorce.”
Tonight on the program, Holly Williams of CBS News reports from Iraq on the campaign to take back the city of Mosul.
Next Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein of Jordan on the ongoing crisis in Aleppo.
We continue with a look at the film "Moonlight." Charlie is joined by writer and director of the film, Barry Jenkins, and three of its stars: Trevante Rhodes, Naomie Harris and André Holland.
We conclude with Ms. Lauryn Hill performing an updated version of her 2002 hit song “Rebel…I Find It Hard to Say.”
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer Bert Sugar about he got started in boxing, what made Angelo Dundee so successful and his most memorable fight. This interview took place on February 6th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer Freddie Roach about the biggest change in boxing over the years, his path into boxing and the challenges of being the son of a fighter. This interview took place on January 19th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews boxing analyst Larry Merchant about how hard it was to retire, the personality of the sport of boxing and the difficulty in conducting interviews post-fight. This interview took place on December, 18th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer Angelo Dundee about what he loves about boxing, the similarities between Sugar Ray Leonard and Muhammad Ali and how he deals with athletes’ entourages. This interview took place on December 1st, 1988.
Ron Barr interviews ring announcer Michael Buffer about why he is so successful, why he gravitated towards ring announcing and what he enjoys most about boxing. This interview took place on December 14th, 2011.
Kurt Andersen looks into how the Lincoln Memorial became an American icon. Sarah Vowell discusses the battle over Lincoln's memory, which lasted for three generations. Dorothy Height, a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, recalls witnessing Marian Anderson's historic concert there in 1939, and hearing Martin Luther King, Jr., declare "I have a dream" in 1963.
Tonight on the program, an hour with professional golfer Tiger Woods.
A fashion model with prosthetic legs, a musician who can't hear, a writer who can't see. Instead of disabled, differently-abled, handicapped - why not better-abled?
Tonight on the program, live analysis of the third and final presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Al Hunt, John Dickerson, Kathleen Parker, Steve McMahon, Dan Senor, Jeff Greenfield, Katty Kay, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
Tonight on the program, J.D. Vance discusses his book "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis."
We continue with a look at the play "The Front Page" with director Jack O'Brien and actors Nathan Lane and John Goodman.
We conclude with Alexandra Lebenthal, president and C.E.O. of Lebenthal & Co., and Dr. Michael Kaplitt, neurosurgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian.
More than 100 Native Americans nations have come to Standing Rock in solidarity to protest for water rights. This hour we ask a deceptively simple question: Who owns water?
Tonight on the program, a discussion about the campaign to retake Mosul from ISIS. Charlie is joined by David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Eric Schmitt of The New York Times.
We continue with Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the House of Representatives.
We conclude with Issa Rae, co-creator and star of HBO's "Insecure."
A look at the film "Other People" with director Chris Kelly and actor Molly Shannon.
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer Bill Guerin about his most meaningful accomplishment, how he maintained his passion for the sport and the camaraderie in hockey. This interview took place on January 10th, 2014.