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News Media Today  November 23, 2007

From the archives – What is news and how is the media landscape changing? We talked last month with Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent for the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. J. Larry Allums, Executive Director of The Dallas Institute for Humanities …

Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford  November 21, 2007

Who was the real President Gerald R. Ford and how did he want to be remembered by the American people? We’ll find out this hour with journalist Thomas M. DeFrank, whose new book is “Write It When I’m Gone: Remarkable …

The Rise and Fall of Three Great Cities of Spice  November 21, 2007

When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, will you think about the history of the spices that give your meal that specific and very traditional flavor? Where did the spices originate and how did the spice-trade begin? We’ll explore …

Schulz and Peanuts  November 20, 2007

Who was Charles Schulz? According to biographer David Michaelis, the world-famous cartoonist and creator of Peanuts was more complex than many of his fans suspected. We’ll spend this hour with Michaelis, author of the highly-acclaimed new book “Schulz and Peanuts: …

Don’t Know Much About… Thanksgiving  November 20, 2007

Think you know the history of Thanksgiving? What about the Pilgrims? We’ll learn just how much we really know this hour with Kenneth C. Davis, author of “Don’t Know Much About History” and more recently, “Don’t Know Much About Anything” …

The Creek Runs Red  November 19, 2007

What would you do if you’re hometown was determined to be a toxic disaster? This is the question that has bitterly divided the town of Picher, Oklahoma, also known as the Tar Creek Superfund site. We’ll spend this hour with …

Proust Was A Neuroscientist  November 19, 2007

What can art tell us about how the brain works? We’ll find out this hour with Jonah Lehrer, whose new book “Proust Was A Neuroscientist” (Houghton Mifflin, 2007) examines the relationships between art, the senses, memory, and the perception of …

Baylor’s Transplant Milestone  November 16, 2007

With their 3000th adult liver transplant, Baylor University Medical Center has just reached a transplant milestone achieved only by two other programs in the country. We’ll explore the program this evening and talk about organ donation and transplantation with Dr. …

Boone: A Biography  November 15, 2007

To Americans who grew up in the 20th Century, Daniel Boone is the larger-than-life, but relatively simple character portrayed by Fess Parker in the 1960s TV series. The real Daniel Boone was a complex person, a settler and conservator, revolutionary …

The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships  November 15, 2007

How will humans interact with robots in the future? According to artificial intelligence expert David Levy, the outcome is a foregone conclusion. Levy’s new book is “Love + Sex With Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships” (Harper Collins, 2007). We’ll …

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