Sandra Day O'Connor, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and first woman appointed to that court, discusses her book 'The Majesty of the Law' with NBC News correspondent Pete Williams in this 2003 interview.
Futurist Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist, tenured professor, co-creator of the string field theory, and author of Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, is interviewed by James Canton, global futurist, social scientist, author, and CEO and chairman of the Institute for Global Futures.
U.S. Congressman John Lewis is turning to the graphic novel format to discuss the Civil Rights Movement with March, a vivid first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. Congressman Lewis is interviewed by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball, discusses his book Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked with E. J. Dionne, Jr., senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and syndicated columnist for The Washington Post.
Religion scholar Elaine Pagels, Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University and author of numerous books including The Gnostic Gospels and Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, is interviewed by Gustav Niebuhr, associate professor in religion and the media at Syracuse University.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins is author of nine volumes of poetry, including the forthcoming Horoscopes of the Dead. He is interviewed by Garrison Keillor, host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac, heard on public radio stations across the country. A 2011 KET production taped at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville.
Ray Kurzweil, author of How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, is interviewed by Jim Fleming, Peabody Award-winning host of Public Radio International's To the Best of Our Knowledge. In his book, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the limitless potential of reverse engineering the human brain.
Grammy-winner Rosanne Cash discusses her book, Composed: A Memoir, a self-portrait and testament to the power of art, tradition and love to transform a life. She is interviewed by Nick Spitzer, producer and host of public radio's American Routes.
Literacy advocate Greg Mortenson discusses his bestselling book Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time with Jacki Lyden in this 2008 interview. Co-authored with David Oliver Relin, it chronicles Mortenson's efforts to build schools in some of the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Rick Pitino, head coach of the University of Louisville men's basketball team and author of The One Day Contract, is interviewed by New York Times columnist Joe Nocera.
Trumpet prodigy, Pulitzer-prize-winning composer, music educator, for Wynton Marsalis, jazz is a family and cultural tradition to be passed on. In 2002, Marsalis talks with NPR's Robert Siegel about his life in jazz.
Author Alain de Botton discusses his book, The News: A User's Manual, a guide for our news addicted age. He is interviewed by Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and host of Reliable Sources.
Can capitalism be called creative? Should corporations stop making charitable donations? What is the future of newspaper? Join New York staff writer Surowiecki as he talks with print, broadcast, and online journalist Michael Kinsley about these provocative topics in Kinsley's new book Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Other Economic Leaders.
Nobel Prize-winning medical researcher and Columbia University professor Dr. Eric Kandel discusses his book, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind, with Jonah Lehrer, contributing editor at Wired and author of How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist. A 2011 KET production taped at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville.
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