Discussing the book "A Second Look In the Rear-View Mirror: Further Autobiographical Reflections of a Philosopher at Large" (published by Macmillan) with the author Mortimer Adler. Program includes an excerpt of a September 21, 1959 interview with Robert Hutchins.
Discussing the book "Artist as Thinker: From Shakespeare to Joyce" with the author George Anastaplo.
Discussing "The Passion of Ayn Rand" (published by Doubleday) with the author Barbara Branden.
Amiya Chakravarty discusses Rabindranath Tagore. Includes song and poem by Rabindranath Tagore.
Discussing the book "Sartre: A Life" (published by Pantheon) with the author Annie Cohen-Solal.
Philosopher and nonviolent activist Lanza Del Vasto discusses his work as a nonviolent activist and his book "Return to the Source." Terkel refers to del Vasto as "Shantidas" occasionally during the interview.
Program includes an excerpt of a 1963 interview with Mary Parparis(T2180).
Edward W. Said talks about the importance of language in shifting perceptions of Middle Eastern people, refutes some opinions about Palestine, identities, and overlapping Eastern and Western cultures.