Public Lives Episodes

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Episode Detail: Wole Soyinka - Public Lives

Wole Soyinka, who in 1986 became the first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, discusses Africa's ongoing crises and his memoir, “You Must Set Forth at Dawn.”

Episodes: Public Lives (195)

10/4/2008: William Patten: My Three Fathers and the Elegant Deceptions of My Mother, Susan Mary Alsop
9/29/2008: Robert Rubin
9/20/2008: Thomas Bloch: Stand for the Best
9/14/2008: Sheryll Cashin: An Agitator's Daughter
9/7/2008: Paula Giddings: Ida
9/6/2008: Patricia Gates Lynch: Thanks for Listening
8/24/2008: Jonathan Rieder: The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me
8/16/2008: The Radical Jack London: Writings on War and Revolution, edited by Jonah Raskin
8/10/2008: Stella Rimington: Illegal Action
7/27/2008: Kerwin Swint: Dark Genius
5/25/2008: Mariane Pearl: A Mighty Heart
5/18/2008: Rajmohan Gandhi: Gandhi
5/11/2008: Aram Roston: The Man Who Pushed America to War
5/11/2008: Marc Sandalow: Madam Speaker
4/26/2008: Richard Brookhiser: America's First Dynasty
4/6/2008: Roger Mudd: The Place to Be
2/18/2008: Michael Deaver: A Different Drummer
2/18/2008: David McCullough: John Adams
2/3/2008: Armando Rodriguez: From the Barrio to Washington
12/15/2007: Panel Discussion of 'Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir' by Stanley Tookie Williams
11/17/2007: M. Stanton Evans: Blacklisted by History
11/3/2007: Studs Terkel: Touch and Go
10/20/2007: Vicente Fox: Revolution of Hope
9/29/2007: National Book Festival: Elizabeth Drew
9/1/2007: Roland W. Haas: Enter the Past Tense: My Secret Life as a CIA Assassin
8/18/2007: Nick Salvatore: Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist
7/29/2007: Stephen Hayes: Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President
7/8/2007: Elizabeth Brown Pryor: Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters
7/8/2007: Gunter Grass and Norman Mailer Interviewed
7/1/2007: Steven Bach: Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl
6/9/2007: Nancy Isenberg: Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr
5/26/2007: Robert Coram: American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day
5/20/2007: Heather Ewing: The Lost World of James Smithson
4/29/2007: Walter Isaacson: Einstein: His Life and Universe
3/17/2007: Presidential Biography Panel
2/19/2007: John Barletta: Riding With Reagan: From the White House to the Ranch
2/18/2007: Robert Caro: Reflections on Robert Moses
1/29/2007: Rebecca Goldstein: Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity
1/28/2007: Peter Kramer: Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind
1/27/2007: Discussion on Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense'
12/30/2006: T.J. Parsell: Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison
12/25/2006: Richard Williams Jr.: Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man's Friend
12/25/2006: Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorized Biography of Desmond Tutu
12/24/2006: Virginians in the White House: John Tyler and James Monroe
12/24/2006: Art Buchwald: Too Soon to Say Goodbye
12/24/2006: John Wukovits: Eisenhower: A Biography
12/23/2006: The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947-2005
12/23/2006: Elizabeth Smith Brownstein: Lincoln's Other White House
12/17/2006: Paul Kengor: The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism
12/16/2006: Adrian Goldsworthy: Caesar: Life of a Colossus
12/2/2006: Doro Bush Koch: My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H.W. Bush
11/26/2006: David Nasaw: Andrew Carnegie
11/23/2006: Jeff Broadwater: George Mason: Forgotten Founder
11/19/2006: David Cannadine: Mellon: An American Life
11/15/2006: Emilie Raymond: From My Cold, Dead Hands: Charlton Heston and American Politics
11/4/2006: James A. Baker III: Work Hard, Study...and Keep Out of Politics!
11/4/2006: James McGreevey: The Confession
10/29/2006: Lynn Sherr: Outside the Box
10/28/2006: Elizabeth Edwards: Saving Graces
10/21/2006: William Cope Moyers: Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption
10/1/2006: Charlyne Berens: Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward
9/24/2006: Robert Skidelsky: John Maynard Keynes: 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman
9/16/2006: Janis Kearney: Conversations: From Hope to Harlem
9/3/2006: Gay Talese: A Writer's Life
8/28/2006: Brooke Masters: Spoiling for a Fight---The Rise of Eliot Spitzer
8/26/2006: Bill Minutaglio: The President's Counselor---The Rise to Power of Alberto Gonzalez
8/19/2006: Debby Applegate: The Most Famous Man in America---The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
8/13/2006: Alvin Felzenberg: Governor Tom Kean: From the New Jersey Statehouse to the 9-11 Commission
8/6/2006: Matt Ridley: Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code
7/30/2006: Anthony Arthur: Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair
7/22/2006: Peter Henriques: Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington
7/16/2006: Marwan Iskander: Rafiq Hariri and the Fate of Lebanon
7/1/2006: Catherine Allgor: A Perfect Union: Dolly Madison and the Creation of the American Nation
6/24/2006: Jonna Doolittle Hoppes: Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle
6/11/2006: William Taylor: The Passion of My Times
6/4/2006: Paul Rusesabagina: An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography
6/4/2006: Michael Rudolph West: The Education of Booker T. Washington: American Democracy and the Idea of Race Relations
6/4/2006: Richard White Jr.: Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long
5/28/2006: Kevin Weddle: Lincoln's Tragic Admiral: The Life of Samuel Du Pont
5/28/2006: Wole Soyinka
5/27/2006: Buddy Levy: American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett
5/27/2006: Wil Haygood: King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
5/27/2006: John B. Roberts II: Rating the First Ladies: The Women Who Influenced the Presidency
5/14/2006: A G-Man's Life: The FBI, Being 'Deep Throat,' and the Struggle for Honor in Washington
5/6/2006: Kenneth Ackerman: Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York
4/30/2006: Sen. Gordon Smith: Remembering Garrett: One Family's Battle with a Child's Depression
4/24/2006: Marita Golden: Don't Play in the Sun: One Woman's Journey Through the Color Complex
4/23/2006: Ted Widmer: Martin Van Buren
4/22/2006: Ronald Kessler: Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady
4/16/2006: Mark Skousen: The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
4/16/2006: Priscilla Buckley: Living It Up at 'National Review': A Memoir
4/16/2006: Larry L. King: In Search of Willie Morris: The Mercurial Life of a Legendary Writer and Editor
4/1/2006: Ted Morgan: My Battle of Algiers: A Memoir
3/26/2006: Michael Kazin: A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan
3/26/2006: Mary Matsuda Gruenewald: Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese-American Internment Camps
3/25/2006: Michael Novak and Jana Novak: Washington's God: Religion, Liberty and the Father of Our Country
3/25/2006: Alan Axelrod: Patton: A Biography
3/19/2006: Harriet McBryde Johnson: Too Late to Die
3/18/2006: Jackie Spinner & Jenny Spinner: Tell Them I Didn't Cry
3/11/2006: Teva Scheer: Governor Lady: The Life and Times of Nellie Tayloe Ross
3/11/2006: American Presidents Panel
3/5/2006: Anchee Min: Red Azalea
3/5/2006: Jack Cashill: Sucker Punch: The Hard Left Hook That Dazed Ali and Killed King's Dream
3/4/2006: David Hilliard: Huey: Spirit of the Panther
2/26/2006: Walter Mosley: Life Out of Context: Which Includes a Proposal for the Non-Violent Takeover of the House of Representatives
2/25/2006: Mike Mullane: Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut
2/24/2006: Michael Rosenthal: Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler
2/19/2006: Alan Jacobs: The Namian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis
2/19/2006: Michael D'Antonio: Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams
2/19/2006: Douglas Brinkley: Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism
2/11/2006: John Prevas: Envy of the Gods: Alexander the Great's Ill-Fated Journey across Asia
2/11/2006: Kate Michelman: With Liberty and Justice for All: A Life Spent Protecting the Right to Choose
2/4/2006: Bill Lofy: Paul Wellstone: The Life of a Passionate Progressive
1/29/2006: Martin Kaiser III: Odyssey of an Eavesdropper: My Life in Electronic Countermeasures and My Battle Against the FBI
1/29/2006: Richard Reeves: President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination
1/23/2006: Stephen May: Michener: A Writer's Journey
1/8/2006: Daniel Charles: Master Mind: The Rise and Fall of Fritz Haber
1/7/2006: Gretchen Rubin: Forty Ways to Look at JFK
1/1/2006: Ahmed Kathrada: Memoirs
12/27/2005: Jack McCallum: Leonard Wood: Rough Rider, Surgeon, Architect of American Imperialism
12/25/2005: Zainab Salbi: Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam
12/17/2005: William Sampson: Confessions of an Innocent Man: Torture and Survival in a Saudi Prison
12/10/2005: Frank McCourt: Teacher Man
11/28/2005: Marion Elizabeth Rodgers: Mencken: The American Iconoclast -- The Life and Times of the Bad Boy of Baltimore
11/27/2005: James Hansen: First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
11/20/2005: Memoir Panel with Pete Hamill, Kathryn Harrison, Joseph Lelyveld, & David Rakoff
11/20/2005: Steven Hayward: Greatness: Reagan, Churchill & the Making of Extraordinary Leaders
11/14/2005: Tim Page: What's God Got to Do With It? Robert Ingersoll on Free Thought, Honest Talk & The Separation of Church & State
11/13/2005: Jung Chang and Jon Halliday: Mao: The Unknown Story
11/12/2005: Janis Karpinski: One Woman's Army: The Commanding General of Abu Gharib Tells Her Story
11/6/2005: Spike Lee: Spike Lee: That's My Story and I'm Sticking To It
11/6/2005: Yanek Mieczkowski: Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s
11/5/2005: Ron Powers: Mark Twain: A Life
10/30/2005: Donald Critchlow: Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman's Crusade
10/23/2005: Joan Biskupic, Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice
10/23/2005: Tinsley Yarbrough, David Hackett Souter: Traditional Republican on the Rehnquist Court
10/22/2005: Sen. Trent Lott, Herding Cats: A Life in Politics
10/22/2005: Louis Freeh, My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror
10/16/2005: Suzanne Finstad, Warren Beatty: A Private Man
10/15/2005: Bob Woodward, The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat
10/9/2005: Price Cobbs, My American Life: From Rage to Entitlement
9/25/2005: Ann Blackman, Wild Rose: Rose O'Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy
9/18/2005: John Richardson, My Father the Spy
9/18/2005: Sen. Jesse Helms, Here's Where I Stand: A Memoir
9/11/2005: Charles Calhoun, Benjamin Harrison
9/10/2005: Marian Fontana, A Widow's Walk: A Memoir of 9/11
8/28/2005: Norm Stamper, Breaking Rank: A Top Cop's Expose of the Dark Side of American Policing
8/28/2005: Ethan Rarick, California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown
8/15/2005: Christopher de Bellaigue, In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran
8/13/2005: Gregory Feifer, Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer: The True Story of The Man Who Recruited Robert Hanssen & Aldrich Ames
8/13/2005: Edward Renehan, Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons
8/13/2005: Leslie Berlin, The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley
8/6/2005: Jeffrey McGowan, Major Conflict: One Gay Man's Life in the Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell Military
7/30/2005: Andrew Levy, The First Emancipator: The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter, the Founding Father Who Freed His Slaves
7/24/2005: Patricia Brady, Martha Washington: An American Life
7/17/2005: Hal Elliott Wert, Hoover the Fishing President: Portrait of the Private Man and His Life Outdoors
7/9/2005: Jordan Miller, Anita Miller, Sigalit Zetouni---Sharon: Israel's Warrior-Politican
7/4/2005: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Jefferson: Author of America
7/3/2005: Laurence Leamer, Fantastic: The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger
7/3/2005: James Brady, The Scariest Place in the World: A Marine Returns to North Korea
6/25/2005: Jean Fagan Yellin, Harriet Jacobs: A Life
6/25/2005: Sen. Robert Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields
6/18/2005: Ravi Batra, Greenspan's Fraud: How Two Decades of His Policies Have Undermined the Global Economy
6/12/2005: Marilyn Nelson, A Wreath for Emmett Till
6/4/2005: David Reynolds: John Brown, Abolitionist
5/30/2005: Barbara Goldsmith interviewed by Lynn Sherr
5/29/2005: David Horowitz: The End of Time
5/21/2005: Carl Sferrazza Anthony, Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era
5/21/2005: Andrew Burstein, Jefferson's Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello
5/7/2005: John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics
4/23/2005: Irmgard Hunt: On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood
4/23/2005: Michael Collins: Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years
4/17/2005: Mitchell Zuckoff: Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend
4/17/2005: Jane Fonda: My Life So Far
4/9/2005: Walter Stahr: John Jay: Founding Father
4/3/2005: Azadeh Moaveni: Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran
3/27/2005: Philip Short: Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare
12/4/2004: Barack Obama: Dreams From My Father
8/10/2003: Walter Isaacson: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
5/24/2003: Douglas Brinkley: Wheels for the World
5/3/2003: James Tobin: To Conquer the Air
4/19/2003: Ruth Gruber: Inside of Time: My Journey from Alaska to Israel
4/12/2003: Andrew Burstein: The Passions of Andrew Jackson
3/30/2003: Tom Chaffin: Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont and the Course of American Empire
3/23/2003: Bruce Allen Murphy: Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas
3/16/2003: H. Paul Jeffers: Roosevelt the Explorer
2/23/2003: Valerie Boyd: Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston
James Chace
Reeve Lindbergh
Edward J Renehan
John Lewis
Robert Caro
Geraldine Ferraro
Paul Theroux
Henry Mayer

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