Monday, December 1, 2008
Bob talks politics with David Broder of The Washington Post. Then, it’s an encore edition from June 2007 of Bob’s talk with author, essayist, editor, and teacher, Anne Fadiman. Her book, At Large and at Small is Fadiman’s attempt to ensure the survival of the "familiar essay."
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Bob spends the hour with veteran reporter Daniel Schorr, the last of Edward R. Murrow's legendary CBS team still fully active in journalism. In an interview that originally aired this past January, Schorr talks about his legendary career interviewing the likes of Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro and tells the tale about how he ended up on President Nixon’s enemies list.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Bob talks with Bill Siemering, one of the founding fathers of public radio. He wrote NPR’s mission statement and launched the network’s first signature program “All Things Considered.” Siemering is now the President of Developing Radio Partners, an organization dedicated to supporting independent radio stations in young, developing democracies. Their conversation first aired in September of 2007.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
For 25 years Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s Chief International Correspondent, has been giving viewers an inside look at issues around the world. She talks with Bob about her new documentary, Scream Bloody Murder, about the nightmare of the ‘unchecked evil’ of genocide from Armenia to Darfur and the largely unknown struggles of heroes who tried to get the international community to stop it. Then, Bob talks to a couple of actors Adrien Brody and Jeffrey Wright who star in Cadillac Records, which chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists. Brody stars as Leonard Chess alongside Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters.
Friday, December 5, 2008
For years, Ron Howard was known as Opie from "The Andy Griffith Show" and Richie from "Happy Days" but now he is known as one of Hollywood's most renowned directors. Howard has directed and produced more than 20 films and won an Academy Award for 2001's A Beautiful Mind. His newest film, Frost/Nixon, chronicles the interviews between British television host David Frost, played by Michael Sheen and President Richard Nixon, played by Frank Langella. Bob talks with Howard about his career and new film.