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    • Maureen Reagan interview, 1988 May

    • Reagan, Maureen, 1941-2001 - Family; Reagan, Ronald - Family; Regan family; Children of presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents - United States - Biography
    • Maureen Reagan discusses her autobiography, “First Father, First Daughter.” She begins by explaining how she is the daughter of President Ronald Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman. She talks about how she wasn’t allowed on her father’s campaign...
    • Kitty Carlisle Hart interview, 1988

    • Carlisle, Kitty, 1910-2007; Entertainers - United States - Biography
    • Kitty Carlisle Hart discusses her autobiography, “Kitty.” She begins by talking about her late husband, theatrical producer Moss Hart. She explains that her book is divided into three parts: her early life with her mother, her life with her...
    • Chin-Ning Chu interview, 1988

    • Negotiation in business; Intercultural communication; National characteristics, Chinese
    • Chin-Ning Chu discusses her book, “Chinese Mind Games.” She begins by explaining that her book teaches how to successfully do business in China. She talks about how Chinese people treat business like war, and that the market is like a...
    • Shirley Conran interview, 1988

    • Survival - Fiction; Islands of the Pacific; Awareness; Race awareness
    • Shirley Conran discusses her book, “Savages,” that describes five corporate housewives, who get stranded on a tropical island, and must work together in order to survive. These women realize how capable and strong they are, as opposed to simply...
    • Wanda Coleman interview, 1988

    • African Americans - Fiction
    • Wanda Coleman discusses her book, “A War of Eyes and Other Stories.” She says in life, there is a constant war against barriers. Coleman states that she has had to fight society and has had to fight in order to be a part of society. She talks...
    • Nicolas Slonimsky interview, 1988

    • Musicians - United States - Biography; Lexicographers - United States - Biography
    • Nicolas Slonimsky discusses his book, “Perfect Pitch: A Life Story.” Slonimsky talks about the time he was the piano teacher of the niece and nephew of the Russian czar and describes “perfect pitch.” He also talks about his Jewish background and...
    • Robert Herzstein interview, 1988

    • Waldheim, Kurt; Germany. Heer - Biography; Presidents - Austria - Biography; National socialism; World War, 1939-1945 - Atrocities
    • Robert Herzstein discusses his book, “Waldheim: The Missing Years.” Herzstein talks about Kurt Waldheim and his father, and Waldheim’s political life and affiliation with the Nazi party. Herzstein discusses the alliance between the Germans and...
    • Richard Goodwin interview, 1988 October

    • United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969; United States - Politics and government - 1961-1963; Goodwin, Richard N.; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Richard Goodwin discusses his book, “Remembering America.” Goodwin served as a speechwriter for both President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He begins this interview by discussing the changing role of speechwriters from the Roosevelt...
    • Gore Vidal interview, 1988 March

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 - Fiction; Presidents - United States - Fiction
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Lincoln.” Vidal describes Abraham Lincoln’s political character and presidency. He goes on to discuss Mary Lincoln and her relationship with her husband and Mary’s feelings toward slavery. Vidal also discusses his...
    • Hugh Downs interview, 1988 December

    • Television personalities - United States - Biography; Downs, Hugh
    • Hugh Downs discusses his autobiography, “On Camera.” He begins by explaining how he got his start in radio and then later moved to television. Downs discusses his early exposure to “The University of Chicago Roundtable.” He goes on to share his...
    • Joseph Heller interview, 1988 December

    • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669 - Fiction; Netherlands - Fiction; Painters - Fiction; Aristotle; Painting - Fiction
    • Joseph Heller discusses his new novel “Picture This.” Heller explains that the book’s plot spans several temporal and spatial locations including, ancient Athens, 17th Century Holland, and the modern United States. Connecting these eras is...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 1988 November

    • Nuns - Fiction; Spain - Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, “The Sands of Time.” Sheldon says that the plot is set in Spain and talks about his travels in the country. He describes the Basque region and the assassinations by the Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA). Sheldon also...
    • H. G. Bissinger interview, 1990

    • Permian High School (Odessa, Tex.) - Football; Football - Social aspects - Texas - Odessa
    • H. G. Bissinger discusses his book, “Friday Night Lights.” He begins by describing his time watching the 1988 Permian High School football team in the town of Odessa, TX. He talks about the culture of a small town and how everyone rallies for...
    • John Armor interview, 1988 October

    • Manzanar War Relocation Center - Pictorial works; Manzanar War Relocation Center; Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Pictorial works; World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - California - Manzanar - Pictorial works;...
    • John Armor discusses his book, “Manzanar,” co-authored with Peter Wright. Armor talks about John Dewitt, commander of the Western Defense Command, and the views of Frank Knox, Earl Warren, and Francis Biddle about the Japanese internment camps. ...
    • Dr. Ravi Batra interview, 1988 October

    • Investments - United States; Finance, Personal - United States; Business cycles - United States
    • Connie begins the discussion with a quote from Dr. Batra’s book: “No country can cut taxes and increase defense spending and not expect to have deficit problems.” Dr. Batra uses this statement to discuss the factors that he predicts will result in...
    • Helen Hayes interview, 1988 February

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Helen Hayes discusses her book, "Where the Truth Lies," written with Thomas Chastain. The book is a murder mystery and the main character is named Arthur Strickland. He is a movie producer who makes an award winning film and is then murdered on...
    • Mel Torme interview, 1988 October

    • Tormé, Mel, 1925-1999; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Mel Torme discusses his autobiography, “It Wasn’t All Velvet.” He elaborates on his multi-faceted career as a composer, lyricist, conductor, musician, actor, and more. He explains what a work day for him usually consists of and what projects he is...
    • Howard Simons interview, 1988 November

    • Jews - United States - Interviews; United States - Ethnic relations
    • Howard Simons discusses his book, “Jewish Times.” He begins by explaining his position as a curator at Harvard, and how his book is a collection of many interviews of his Jewish friends and their immigration stories. He discusses two important...
    • Mary Morris interview, 1988 March

    • Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Mexico; Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Central America; Mexico - Description and travel; Central America - Description and travel
    • Mary Morris discusses her book, “Nothing to Declare.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of stories from her time traveling in Mexico and South America. She talks about people she met along the way, and how important it is to...
    • Clive Barker interview, 1988 October

    • Horror fiction; Fantasy fiction
    • Clive Barker discusses his novel, “Imajica.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how a jealous husband hires a hit man to kill his philandering wife. Barker talks about how good fantasy books bring familiar elements into the story...

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