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    • Janice Harrington interview

    • Southern States - Poetry Book; African American families - Poetry
    • Janice Harrington discusses her book, “Even the Hollow My Body Made is Gone.” She begins by explaining that her work received the 2008 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She then discusses her career as a librarian before becoming a writer and professor....
    • Harold Evans interview, 2004 November 22

    • Inventors - United States - History; Inventions - United States - History
    • Harold Evans discusses his book, “They Made America.” He begins by explaining that he is making the book into a PBS special. The book explores two centuries of innovators that span the inventors of the steam engine to the search engine. He...
    • Andrew Winer interview, 2002

    • African American neighborhoods - Fiction; Color blindness in children - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction; Dysfunctional families - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Children, White - Fiction; Boys - Fiction
    • Andrew Winer discusses his novel, “The Color Midnight Made.” He begins by explaining that his novel is about a young boy who is a victim of child abuse and befriends a blind boy. Martinson asks Winer to read a passage from the book about how the...
    • Norman Solomon interview, 2005 September 15

    • United States - Foreign relations - 20th century; Government and the press - United States; Press and politics - United States; War - Press coverage - United States
    • Norman Solomon discusses his book, “War Made Easy.” He begins by explaining that the book examines the pro-war propaganda generated by the United States government during military interventions. He emphasizes the influence of the media on public...
    • George Englund interview, 2004 November

    • Brando, Marlon; Englund, George, 1926–; Motion picture actors and actresses – United States – Biography
    • George begins the interview talking about the complex nature of Marlon Brando. For the majority of the interview, Sidney narrates a series of stories about his sometimes-difficult relationship with Brando. In particular, he discusses how Brando’s...
    • A. Scott Berg interview, 1989 April

    • Goldwyn, Samuel, 1879-1974; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography;
    • Andrew begins the interview discussing that he wanted to find a person through whose life he could tell a bigger story; Samuel Goldwyn, as the quintessential Hollywood movie mogul, offered Andrew such a story and opportunity. For the majority of...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin interview, 2001

    • Spielberg, Steven, 1946- - Juvenile literature; Spielberg, Steven, 1946-; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography - Juvenile literature; Motion picture producers and directors
    • Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Steven Spielberg.” She begins by explaining that Spielberg made his first movie at age 11, and explored his creativity in filmmaking at an early age. She talks about how she was the first author who was...
    • Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni interview, 2003

    • Spiegel, Sam; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni discusses her book, “Sam Spiegel: The Incredible Life and Times of Hollywood’s Most Iconoclastic Producer, the Miracle Worker Who Went from Penniless Refuge to Show Biz Legend, and Made Possible The African Queen, On the...
    • Terrill Lankford interview, 2004 June

    • Motion picture producers and directors - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction; Earthquakes - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Terrill Lankford discusses his novel, “Earthquake Weather.” He begins by talking about the 1994 earthquake that hit Los Angeles and how disaster can bring people together. He discusses the film industry in Hollywood and how many people just want...
    • Tina Andrews interview, 2001

    • Sally Hemings, an American scandal (Television program)
    • Tina Andrews discusses her book, “Sally Hemings, an American Scandal.” She begins by explaining that Sally Hemings was one of Thomas Jefferson’s slaves and the two had a love affair and 5 illegitimate children together. Andrews talks about how...
    • James Haspiel interview, 1991 December

    • Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • James Haspiel discusses his biography, “Marilyn.” He begins by explaining that he was a personal friend of Marilyn Monroe for 10 years and captured rare home videos and candid photographs of her. The two met when he was 16 and he became part of...
    • Peter Hay interview, 1991 December

    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - History
    • Peter Hay discusses his book, “MGM: When the Lion Roars.” He begins by explaining that this book was written in conjunction with a 6-hour film about the production studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer. He talks about famous movies MGM made, and how it...
    • Helen Tse interview

    • Tse, Helen; Tse, Helen - Family; Sweet Mandarin (Restaurant); Restaurateurs - England - Manchester - Biography; Immigrants - Great Britain; Chinese - Great Britain
    • Helen Tse discusses her family’s biography, “Sweet Mandarin.” She begins by talking about how she grew up in England, but her family moved back to Hong Kong. She talks about how her great-grandfather made a fortune in the soy sauce business, but...
    • Ehud Sprinzak interview, 1991

    • Nationalism - Israel; Right-wing extremists - Israel; Religious Zionism - Israel; Israel - Politics and government
    • Ehud Sprinzak discusses his book, “The Ascendance of Israel's Radical Right.” Sprinzak says that there is a core group of the radical right that are settlers in the occupied territories. He talks about the Gush Emunim movement and its belief in...
    • Bruce Feiler interview

    • Feiler, Bruce S. - Travel - Middle East; Bible. O.T. - History of Biblical events; Arab -Israeli conflict; Palestine - Description and travel; Iraq - Description and travel; Iran -Description and travel
    • Bruce Feiler discusses his book, “Where God was Born.” He begins by discussing his first book “Walking the Bible” and the PBS documentary he made on it. He shares his reasons for writing his new book, which was a need to explore how religion has...
    • Patty Fox interview, 1995 December

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - Clothing - California - Los Angeles; Fashion - History - 20th century; Costume - History - 20th century
    • Patty Fox discusses her book, “Star Style.” She begins by talking about ordinary women who transformed themselves into icons using their sense of personal style. Some of the women she talks about in the book are: Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford,...
    • Stephen Hunter interview

    • Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; Organized crime - Fiction; Casinos - Fiction; Cuba - History - 1933-1959 - Fiction; Havana (Cuba) - Fiction
    • Stephen Hunter discusses his novel, “Havana.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his main character Earl Swagger. He talks about how he wanted to explore the relationship between two men who admire each...
    • Joseph Heller and Speed Vogel interview, 1986 March

    • Heller, Joseph - Health; Guillain-Barré syndrome - Patients - United States - Biography; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Polyradiculoneuropathy - Personal Narratives; Heller, Joseph...
    • In a funny and at times, irreverent manner, Joseph and Speed talk about Joseph’s battle with Guillain–Barré syndrome, a debilitating disease that would leave him temporarily paralyzed, and the important roll that his friends played in taking care...
    • Charles Berlitz interview, 1987

    • Noah's ark; Ararat, Mount (Turkey)
    • Charles Berlitz discusses his book, “The Lost Ship of Noah.” He begins by explaining that scientists have found remnants of an ancient ship at an elevation of 7,000 feet at Mount Ararat in Turkey. He describes how the ship has almost the same...
    • Charles Rappleye interview

    • Morris, Robert, 1734-1806; Governors - Pennsylvania - Biography; United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Biography; United States - Politics and government - 1775-1783 - Biography
    • Charles Rappleye discusses his biography, “Robert Morris.” He begins by explaining that Robert Morris became famous after financing the American army during the Revolutionary War. He talks about how Morris managed the economy and saved the nation...

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