Hear former Vice President Al Gore, book critic Maureen Corrigan, lead singer and songwriter of Radiohead Thom Yorke, and film critic David Edelstein, on this edition of Fresh Air.
Al Gore has just been given the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, along with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for fighting global warming. His Academy Award-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, aims to get the message out to the masses. There is also a book of the same name (published by Rodale Press). (Original Airdate: 5/30/2006)
Then, Maureen Corrigan reviews Bridge of Sighs, the new novel from best-selling author Richard Russo.
Also, a conversation with Thom Yorke. This week, his band Radiohead made headlines by allowing their fans to download their new album In Rainbows through their website for whatever price listeners deemed fair. Spin Magazine named Radiohead's album OK Computer the number-one album of the past 20 years. (Original Airdate: 7/12/2006)
Finally, David Edelstein reviews We Own the Night, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg. [Broadcast Date: October 12, 2007]