Iraq War critic Cindy Sheehan and renowned playwright Eve Ensler discuss the power of protests and their impact on policies and public opinion. They explain the ways in which petitions, rallies, and marches can capture the attention of lawmakers, voters, and the news media. Ms. Sheehan recounts taking her anti-war message to the president's doorstep.
Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this entertaining, informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian Donald Newlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others, on the origins of jazz, and the life and music of legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Also featured is the music of Armstrong throughout his long career, and rare recordings, including audio from a 1957 CBS TV documentary with Edward R. Murrow.
"A Jazz Aficionados' must!!!!!"
Do you know him best as Capt. James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise? As the over-the-top pitchman for Priceline.com? As Denny Crane on Boston Legal, or perhaps T.J. Hooker in the eponymous '80s TV show? However you know him, you haven't really gotten to know William Shatner, one of the most recognizable and durable television actors of the last 50 years.
"Delightful Interview - Uneven Audio"
Find out everything you need to know about barbecue: where it comes from, why we love it, who makes it best and where to get it. Panelists include restaurateur Danny Meyer of Union Square Cafe who founded the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party; Food Network star Bobby Flay, the chef/owner of seven restaurants, including New York City's Mesa Grill; and Chris Lilly, the winner of 10 world barbecue competitions and vice president of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, the "best barbeque in Alabama."
Ted Sorensen was John F. Kennedy's special counsel, speechwriter and close adviser. In his intimate and revealing memoir, Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History, Sorensen recalls some of the most dramatic moments of Kennedy's presidency, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights movement and the decision to go to the moon. He discusses current events and Kennedy's legacy with noted professor Ralph Buultjens.
Bob Schieffer, the Emmy Award-winning anchor and moderator of Face the Nation, has been covering the news for more than 45 years. He is the author of This Just In and Bob Schieffer's America, which speaks to current events and the range of American experience today. A CBS News correspondent since 1969, Schieffer has covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Capitol Hill.
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, The New Yorker writer Steve Coll discusses his most recent book, The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century. Coll talks to David Remnick, the editor in chief of The New Yorker.
Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, currently serving as secretary of defense, was on four Senate committees: Foreign Relations; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Intelligence; and Rules and Administration. He is the author of America: The Next Chapter: Tough Questions and Straight Answers.