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    • Roger Newman interview, January 1995

    • Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971; Judges - United States - Biography;
    • Connie and Roger begin the interview talking about the expanse of time that Hugo Black’s career spans. For the majority of the interview, Roger takes Connie and the viewer through Black’s life touching on a variety of topics. For example, Roger...
    • Interview with Willa Appel

    • Cults - United States; United States - Religion - 1960-;
    • Connie beings the interview introducing her guest, Willa Appel, and her new book, “the one subject that every mother and father in America fears, cults,” especially as they send their son or daughter off to college for the first time....
    • Interview with Robert Tanenbaum

    • Yukl, Charles. Murderers - United States - Biography; Murder - New York (State) - New York - Case studies; Murder; Murderers; New York (State) - New York; United States;
    • Connie and Robert begin the interview talking about Charles Yukl, a piano teacher, and the brutal murders he committed. For the majority of the interview, Robert and Connie discuss a number of topics ranging from Yukl’s childhood to criminal...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 2003 August

    • Wasserman, Lew; Music Corporation of America - History; Chief executive officers - United States - Biography
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book “When Hollywood Had a King.” She explains that the book tells the story of Lew Wasserman and the Music Corporation of America, more commonly known as the MCA. Bruck describes how Wasserman, a visionary businessman...
    • Richard Rayner interview, 1995 November

    • Rayner, Richard, 1955–; Novelists, American – 20th century – Biography; College students – England – Cambridge – Biography; Criminals – England – Cambridge – Biography; Cambridge (England) – Social life and customs;
    • Connie begins the interview describing Rayner’s work, The Blue Suit, as seemingly fictional, or what one would think was fictional, but is in fact non-fiction. From this starting point, Richard and Connie discuss Richard’s life of crime, which...
    • Baxter Black interview, 1995 November

    • Cowboys – Fiction; Rodeos – Fiction; Oklahoma City (Okla.) – Fiction;
    • In this interview, Connie and Baxter Black devote the majority of their discussion to talking about Baxter’s writing style, his life as a rancher, roper, and especially, as a cowboy poet and spend very little of their discussion to the specifics of...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1996 January

    • Trials (Murder) – Fiction; New York (N.Y.) – Fiction;
    • Laura begins the interview talking about her personal experience with the jury selection process and serving as a juror for a murder trial that backgrounds her novel. For the majority of the interview, Laura and Connie discuss the characters and...
    • Connie Briscoe interview, 2002

    • African American families - Fiction; Mistresses - Fiction; Adultery - Fiction
    • Connie Briscoe discusses her book, “P.G. County.” “P.G.” stands for Prince George County and the book follows the lives of four black families living in a privileged gated community called Silver Lake. Briscoe goes on to describe the characters...
    • Malcolm Margolin interview, 1995 December

    • Indians of North America - California - Folklore; Indians of North America - California;
    • Malcolm and Connie begin their discussion briefly talking about how he became involved in publishing and writing books about California Native cultures. For the majority of the interview, Malcolm chronicles a number of different stories from his...
    • Pierre Salinger interview, 1995 November

    • Salinger, Pierre; Politicians - United States - Biography; Journalists - United States - Biography;
    • Connie and Pierre begin the interview briefly talking about his early life as a child concert pianist as well as his service with the U.S. Navy during World War II. For the majority of the interview, Pierre and Connie, in a wide ranging...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 1988 June

    • Milken, Michael; Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated; Consolidation and merger of corporations - United States; Junk bonds - United States; Stockbrokers - United States
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book, “The Predators’ Ball: The Junk-bond Raiders and the Man Who Staked Them.” Bruck says Michael Milken helped raise funds for Steve Wynn to open a casino in Atlantic City. She talks about Milken’s network of...
    • Charles Glass interview, May 1990

    • Glass, Charles, 1951 - -Travel - Middle East; Middle East - Description and travel; Middle East - Politics and government - 1945-;
    • Connie and Charles begin the interview talking about a few of Charles’ personal experiences in Lebanon and his kidnapping by Hezbollah while doing research for the book. For the majority of the interview, Charles and Connie discuss the Lebanese...
    • Interview with Barbara Newman, May 1989

    • Jumayyil, Bashīr, 1947-1982; Newman, Barbara, 1939-; Presidents - Lebanon - Biography; Women journalists - United States - Biography; Television journalists - United States - Biography; Lebanon - Politics and government - 1975-1990;
    • Barbara and Connie begin the interview discussing how Barbara became involved in reporting on the Lebanese Civil War. In particular, Barbara talks about what drew her to reporting on Bashir Jumayyil and the role he played in Lebanese Civil War. For...
    • Interview with Robert Ludlum

    • Czech Americans - Fiction;
    • Connie and Robert begin the interview discussing how Robert bases his books on some idea and its import on the human condition from placing too much power in the hands of one figure to his loathing of zealots and fanaticism. For the majority of the...
    • Interview with Friedrich Hacker

    • Terrorism; Terrorism - Case studies;
    • Friedrich and Connie begin the interview talking about his belief that the social sciences have an important role to play in helping us better understanding terrorism and how to mediate and mitigate its impact. For the majority of the interview,...
    • Interview with Susan Griffin, 1993

    • War - Psychological aspects; Violence - Psychological aspects; Denial (Psychology); Secrecy - Psychological aspects;
    • Connie and Susan begin the interview talking about denial, at both the private and public levels, and the nuclear arms race and threat of war. In particular, Susan talks about denial as an erasure of the past that allows the individual to move into...
    • Interview with Richard Sparks, September 2006

    • Sparks, Richard, - 1961-; McEvoy, Tom; Poker players; Poker - Tournaments - Nevada - Las Vegas; Poker - Competitions - United States; Gamblers; Gambling - Nevada - Las Vegas; Las Vegas (Nev.); Gambling; Poker - Competitions; Poker -...
    • Connie and Richard begin the interview talking about poker being equal parts skill and luck. In addition, Richard discussing how he became interested in poker and his tutelage under the master poker player Tom McEvoy. For the majority of the...
    • Interview with Ron Rosenbaum

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Criticism and interpretation - History - 20th century; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Appreciation; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Technique; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Dramatic production;
    • Connie and Ron begin the interview talking about how Ron became fascinated with studying Shakespeare. In particular, Ron argues that his book is about the debates surrounding the best way to split open the lines and release the energy in...
    • Interview with Peter Gethers, December 2001

    • Gethers, Peter; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Cat owners - United State - Biography; Cats - United States - Anecdotes; Automobile travel - United States; Scottish fold cat;
    • Peter and Connie begin the interview discussing why Peter called his cat Norton--named after Norton from the Honeymooners--and that the book is quite sad. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Peter talk about the lessons Peter...

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