Bill Patten ("My Three Fathers") on growing up with two influential dads: diplomat William Patten and, after Patten died, his mother's second spouse, columnist Joseph Alsop. (Patten also learned at age 47 that his biological father was a British diplomat.)
Former MI5 director-general Stella Rimington discusses her novel "Illegal Action," about a Russian plot to silence an expatriate critic living in Britain. From the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign research professor Rajmohan Gandhi discusses the life and times of his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, the subject of his book "Gandhi." From the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi exile who fed false information about Iraq to the U.S. prior to the 2003 invasion in an effort to encourage the ouster of Saddam Hussein, is the subject of reporter Aram Roston ("The Man Who Pushed America to War").
National Review senior editor Richard Brookhiser discusses "America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918," about the second president, John Adams, his son (and sixth president) John Quincy Adams, and their heirs.
A book party for Roger Mudd ("The Place to Be"), hosted by Jim and Kate Lehrer. Attendees include past and present CBS News personnel, including Bob Schieffer, Bill Plante, Bruce Morton, Bernard and Marvin Kalb, and Rita Braver.
The memoir of Crips cofounder Stanley "Tookie" Williams (1953-2005), the subject of "Blue Rage, Black Redemption," is discussed by a panel that includes former L.A. Times reporter Barbara Becnel; Mike Farrell; friend Melvin Hardy; and Tom Hayden.
Human Events editor M. Stanton Evans discusses “Blacklisted by History,” in which he asserts that history has been unfair to Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) and his claims that Communists were infiltrating the U.S. government.