Who was the most fascinating, influential founding father? According to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, it wasn't our first President George Washington or inventor/diplomat/statesman Benjamin Franklin, it was Thomas Jefferson. In this one on one conversation, Meacham states his case to back up this statement and gives insight into the intriguing, complicated, contradictory life of Thomas Jefferson. Some of the topics covered include: Jefferson's ability to compromise over the dinner table, his ability to combine ideas and plans to bring forth momentous events like the Louisiana Purchase, his affair with slave Sally Hemings and the incredible debt he accrued before his death on July 4, 1826.
Henrietta Lacks died from ovarian cancer in 1951, but her cells live on today. This interview explores Henrietta's influence and the book and soon to be movie about her.
Diamond draws on four decades of experiences with tribal people in New Guinea to bring us lessons from the past to be used today.
Novelist Ann Patchett talks about "This is the Story of a Happy Marriage", a collection of essays and articles about life, love, writing, and forgiveness.
If you know Sue Grafton, then you also know Kinsey Millhone. The sharp-tongued, no frills private eye is back in "W is for Wasted," the latest letter in Grafton's best-selling "alphabet" mystery series. Find out...
Khaled Hosseini is known worldwide for his blockbuster, emotionally gripping novels, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed. In this interview, get to know a different side of this...
Michael Pollan, best-selling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and one of the stars of the documentary "Food, Inc.", explains how clever marketing, social changes and even the rise of "foodie culture" are...
Novelist Elizabeth Strout talks candidly about writing, rejection, and the inspiration behind her newest novel, “The Burgess Boys.”
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|DATE||Wednesday March 30th 2013|