Discussing the book "Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic" (published by Little Brown) with author Paul Fussell.
Discussing the book "Downsize This!" (published by Crown) with the author, filmmaker and social critic Michael Moore.
Tribute to Bill Leonard
Discussing the book "Smoke and Mirrors: Violence, Television and Other American Cultures" (published by The New Press) with the author, media critic John Leonard.
John Lahr discusses celebrities, the media, and his book "Autograph Hound". Includes Studs Terkel and John Lahr reading from Lahr's book "Autograph Hound".
Discussing the book "An ethnic at large" with the author Jerre Mangione.
Ralph Ellison, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction for his book "Invisible Man," discusses his early life and education and his life as a writer and lifetime scholar. He speaks on being a musician (trumpet), the joy of music and the Church and how they fit into the lives of African Americans.
Norman Podhoertz discusses his book "Making It" his memoir about American intellectual life and academia. Discussing the parallels in the relationships between politics, money and education.