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    • James Burke interview, 1986

    • Science - History; Technology - History
    • James Burke discusses his book, “The Day the Universe Changed.” The book takes a look at several important discoveries and schools of thought that changed the way people viewed the world. He begins by discussing the outlook of the ancient...
    • Rikki Klieman interview, 2003 July

    • Women lawyers - New York - Biography
    • Rikki Klieman discusses her book, “Fairy Tales Can Come True: How a Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny,” co-authored with Peter Knobler. Klieman says she loved being a trial lawyer and being in the courtroom. She also shares that she had wanted...
    • Larry King interview, 1989 January

    • Myocardial infarction - Patients - United States - Biography; Coronary artery bypass - Patients - United States - Biography
    • Larry King discusses his book, “ ‘Mr. King, you’re having a heart attack’: How a Heart Attack and Bypass Surgery Changed My Life.” King shares the story of his heart attack in February of 1987 and his use of an experimental drug. He also...
    • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky interview, 1994 April

    • United States. Congress; Women legislators - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1993-2001
    • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky discusses her book, “A Woman’s Place.” She begins by explaining that she is a member of the first women’s caucus in the United States Congress. She talks about how she became elected as a representative of...
    • Lou Cannon interview, 1997

    • King, Rodney; Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Dept; Riots - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; Racism - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African Americans - Civil rights - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th...
    • Lou Cannon discusses his book, “Official Negligence.” He begins the interview by explaining what caused the Watts riots and how the courts ruled against Rodney King. He describes how he was a journalist for the Washington Post and came to Los...
    • Peter Bart interview, 2004 January

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Peter Bart discusses his novel, “Dangerous Company.” He begins by explaining that he is the editor-in-chief of Variety Magazine. He says that his book is based on real people he knows in Hollywood, but that he changed their names. He talks...
    • Richard Zoglin interview

    • Stand-up comedy - United States - History - 20th century
    • Richard Zoglin discusses his book, “Comedy at the Edge.” He begins by talking about famous stand-up comedians from the 1970s such as George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Johnny Carson, and Richard Pryor. He describes stand-up as a good outlet for...
    • Jerry Rabow interview, 2003-02-21

    • Messiah - Judaism; Jewish messianic movements - History
    • Jerry Rabow discusses his book, “50 Jewish Messiahs.” He begins by explaining that few people know that there have been more than fifty Jewish Messiahs. These individuals inspired messianic fervor that sometimes permeated whole Jewish,...
    • William Jordan interview, 2002

    • Jordan, William, 1944-; Darwin (Cat); Human-animal relationships - Anecdotes; Pet owners - Psychology
    • William Jordan discusses his book, “A Cat Named Darwin.” He begins by talking about how a stray cat would constantly appear around his apartment until Jordan eventually adopted him. He discusses the change of heart a person can have when...
    • Georja Skinner interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Social life and customs; Christmas decorations - California - Los Angeles; Christmas - California - Los Angeles; Skinner, George, d. 1978
    • Georja Skinner discusses her book, “The Christmas House.” She begins by explaining that the book tells the story of her father’s life. Her father, George Skinner, moved from Canada to Santa Monica with his father. When they left Canada he was...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey interview, 1984 August

    • Ferraro, Barbara; Hussey, Patricia, 1949-; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - United States - History - 20th century; Catholic Church - United States - History - 1965-; Catholic Church - Doctrines; Ex-nuns - United States - Biography; Abortion -...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey discuss their book, “No Turning Back.” They begin by explaining that they are both former nuns in the Catholic Church. Ferraro talks about the Church’s taking away of individuality, spirit, femininity,...
    • 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...
    • Catherine Coulter interview, 2003

    • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation - Fiction; Sherlock, Lacey (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Savich, Dillon (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction
    • Catherine Coulter discusses her novel, “Blindside.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a young boy who is kidnapped and how he escapes. She talks about how this is the eighth novel in the series that involves the Federal Bureau...
    • Carl T. Rowan interview, 1993 February

    • Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993; United States. Supreme Court - Biography; African Americans - Civil rights; Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century; Judges - United States - Biography; African American judges - Biography
    • Carl T. Rowan discusses his book, “Dream Makers, Dream Breakers.” He begins by explaining that his book is a biography of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall, and he talks about his political beliefs and how he changed...
    • Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana interview

    • Ozark Mountains - Fiction; Cherokee Indians - Fiction; Frontier and pioneer life - Fiction; Christie, Ned, 1852-1892 - Fiction; Proctor, Ezekial, 1831-1907 - Fiction
    • Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana discuss their novel, “Zeke and Ned.” Ossana and McMurtry begin the interview by explaining how the novel is a dramatization of the Cherokee struggle for independence following the conclusion of the Civil War. The...
    • James Haspiel interview,  1991 December

    • Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962 - Portraits; Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962
    • James Haspiel discusses his book, “Young Marilyn.” He begins by explaining how he met Marilyn Monroe when he was 16 and became one of her closest friends for 10 years. He talks about becoming an archivist for a collection of Monroe’s papers...
    • Dale Brown interview

    • McLanahan, Patrick (Fictitious character) - Fiction; International relations - Fiction; Nuclear warfare - Fiction; Generals - Fiction
    • Dale Brown discusses his book, “Plan of Attack.” He begins by explaining that his long running character Patrick McLanahan is having trouble aging as he turns forty-seven and has some run ins with authority that leads to his demotion in the air...
    • Jasmine Guy interview

    • Shakur, Afeni; Shakur, Tupac, 1971-1996 - Family; African American women - Biography; Civil rights workers - United States - Biography; Women revolutionaries - United States - Biography; African Americans - Civil rights - History - 20th century;...
    • Jasmine Guy discusses her book, “Afeni Shakur.” She begins by exploring Afeni Shakur’s ties to her land and the sense of disenfranchisement that she has lived with her whole life. Guy details Shakur’s early life growing up as Alice Faye...
    • Bob Morris interview

    • Dating (Social customs) - Anecdotes; Gay men - United States - Biography; Fathers and sons - United States - Biography; Morris, Joe; Morris, Bob, 1958-
    • Bob Morris discusses his book, “Assisted Loving.” He begins by explaining that the book is a chronicle of the year following his mother’s death in which his father started dating. Morris discusses the difference between the ways elderly men...
    • Alan Silverbach interview

    • Television
    • Alan Silverbach discusses the book, “Fridays with Art.” He begins by explaining how he got started working at 20th Century Fox’s television division. He then shares that the first shows he worked on were “My Friend Flicka’” and...

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