Mike is about to graduate from college and inherit a world much different from the one he was promised. The World Trade Center towers have just fallen, the Beltway Sniper terrorizes the nation's capital, and a polarizing president pushes forward a dubious war. Told in 18 vignettes, Mike's misadventures begin in Washington, DC, and span Brooklyn, Portland, and Austin as he takes up arms with the overeducated, underemployed millennials who surround him.
An unabridged reading of this original novel featuring the Seventh Doctor, as played on TV by Sylvester McCoy, and Ace in an encounter with the Cybermen. The Blitz is at its height. As the Luftwaffe bomb London, Cody McBridge, expat American private eye, sees a sinister silver sphere crash-land. He glimpses something emerging from within.
The military dismiss his account of events - the sphere must be a new German secret weapon that has malfunctioned. What else could it be?
An evening of readings and discussion: Heller's friends and colleagues including Christopher Buckley, Robert Gottlieb and Mike Nichols, revisit his classic black comedy set at the end of WWII, one of the most important books about patriotism, honor, the absurdities of war and beauracracy of the twentieth century. The conversation is led by Lesley Stahl. An excerpt is performed by Scott Shepherd (Gatz). "The rock and roll of novels...There's no book like it." (Norman Mailer)
Why smart companies are matching their risk management to the nature of the threats they face.
"Ok but superficial"
Nineteen gut-wrenching reports from the front lines of the War of the Worlds, as logged by Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, H.P. Lovecraft, Winston Churchill, Jules Verne, and many of the other most famous writers of the time. The most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers of today relive the Martian invasion through the eyes of their famous predecessors.
"Chronicles of the Classic Invasion"
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.