Anna Deavere Smith discusses and demonstrates her unique character portrayals from her works "Fires in the Mirror" and "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992."
Richard McLanathan discusses his book "The American Tradition in the Arts" and takes Studs on a sprawling journey through artistic breakthroughs in architecture, painting, literature, and more while touching on dozens of artists and their works.
Sandra Cisneros sits down with Studs Terkel and provides behind the scenes commentary on poems from her new book "My Wicked Wicked Ways." She provides an enlightening history to them. "Curtains," "Velorio," "Arturo Burro," "I Told Susan Reyna," "Traficante," "In a redneck bar down the street," The Poet Reflects on Her Solitary Fate," "His Story," "Letter to Ilona from the South of France," "New Year's Eve" have been removed due to copyright restrictions.
Sandra Cisneros recounts the creation of her works from her new release "Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories" as well as "House on Mango Street". The following have been removed due to copyright restrictions: "Eleven", "Mexican Movies", "Eyes of Zapata", "Bien Pretty" and "One Holy Night". From "House on Mango Street" she reads "A Smart Cookie", "Hips", "My Name", and "Mi Tocayo," "Those Who Don't."
Writer Carlos Fuentes discusses life, politics, and Mexican culture; Mexican folk songs are played throughout the program.
Discussing the books "The Goodbye Land" "Orderly Life" and "In the Fist of the Revolution" and interviewing the author Jose Yglesias.
Discussing the novel "The Old Gringo" (published by Harper & Row) with the author, novelist and essayist Carlos Fuentes.
Discussing the book "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World" (published by Houghton Mifflin) with the author, novelist and essayist Carlos Fuentes.