Enlivening the lives of the public with news on the newsmakers: newspaper columnists join Barbara Walters for Part 2 of a discussion of reporting on celebrities in show business, politics and high society.
"The Making of a Best-Seller," Part 2. Barbara Walters' guests include Dr. Alex Comfort, editor of "The Joy of Sex"; authors Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ("Breakfast of Champions") and Jacqueline Susann ("Once Is Not Enough"); and New York Times book reviewer Christopher Lehmann-Haupt.
Psychic phenomena, conclusion. Barbara Walters' guests include astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Foundation for ParaSensory Investigation president Judith Skutch, authors Lawrence LeShan (“The Medium, the Mystic, and the Physicist”) and Stanley Krippner (“Dream Telepathy”), and artist Maria Cooper Janis.
The fourth of five discussions of sleep and dreams focuses on what can be learned from an analysis of dreams. Guests include a psychologist and a psychiatrist. Lynn Redgrave and Frank Field are the co-hosts.
Health-care innovations are described on the fourth of five shows. Guests include Dr. William Barclay, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association; a nurse; and an endocrinologist. Frank Field and Lynn Redgrave are the co-hosts.
James Beard is a guest on the first of five shows on cooking well but wisely. Topics include seasoning without salt and cutting down on cholesterol. Also: chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt, a member of the U.S. Olympic Cooking Team. Frank Field and Polly Bergen are the co-hosts.
Concepts of masculinity, Part 4 of a discussion with Barbara Walters. Guests include authors George Gilder ("Naked Nomads: Unmarried Men in America") and Marc Feigen Fasteau ("The Male Machine"); and journalist Pete Hamill.
Guests describing their homemaking experiences on Part 4 of a five-part discussion include dancers Jacques and Carolyn d'Amboise; and columnist Mike McGrady, author of "The Kitchen Sink Papers: My Life as a Househusband," and his wife. Frank Field and Polly Bergen are the program co-hosts.
Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn joins Barbara Walters for the third show on women journalists. She discusses her book "We're Going to Make You a Star," about her experiences as an anchor woman for CBS's morning-news program.
Topic: alternative work styles. Guests include Kathy Matthews, author of "On Your Own: Ninety-Nine Alternatives to a 9-5 Job"; author Robert Ludlum ("The Gemini Contenders"); and an executive of a women's career-advancement service. Co-hosts: Frank Field and Lynn Redgrave.
Can the drug crisis be controlled? Part 3. Barbara Walters continues a discussion with Gov. Nelson Rockefeller (R-N.Y.), Odyssey House director Judianne Densen-Gerber, Harlem Protestant minister Oberia Dempsey and criminologist Joel Fort. The issues discussed include drug legislation.