Public Lives Episodes

2003, TV Show

Episode Detail: Robert Caro - Public Lives

Robert Caro on his book, "The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York."

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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