On November 9th, former UN Ambassador and mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young was interviewed on Tavis Smiley. He was a key part of the civil rights movement of the 1960′s and one of Martin Luther King’s most trusted advisors. His new book is a conversation between him and a young man about the civil rights movement, about what it was, what lessons were learned and what a young activist today should do to keep this movement alive.
Buy Walk in My Shoes: Conversations between a Civil Rights Legend and his Godson on the Journey Ahead by Andrew J. Young and Kabir Sehgal from Amazon for the Kindle.
The November 8th episode of Charlie Rose included an interview with New York Times reporter and columnist Thomas L. Friedman. His recent books have been on such fun topics as globalization, climate change and our shaky economic future.
On the November 5th episode of Need to Know, terrorism and foreign policy expert Christopher Boucek appeared on the program to talk about the current state of the United States efforts to be safe from terrorism. His newest book is one he co-authored, covering Yemen and it’s challenges with terrorism, religious extremism and political destabilization.
On November 4th, Charlie Rose featured an interview with New York Magazine‘s John Heilemann. His newest book was co-written with Mark Halperin and is an examination of the way the 2008 US presidential campaign fundamentally altered the course of American politics.
On November 3rd, Charlie Rose, one of the intervew guests was economist Joseph Stiglitz. His newest book is a look at the financial crisis of 2007-2009, the root causes and what problems still remain in the structure of world finance.
Buy Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy by Joseph E. Stiglitz from Amazon for the Kindle.
On the November 1st episode of Charlie Rose, they replayed their interview with the late Ted Sorensen who passed away on October 31st. He was special counsel and a speechwriter for John F. Kennedy, as well as being a lawyer and an author. His book about John Kennedy from the last decade has recently been released in ebook format.
On the October 29th episode of Charlie Rose, Charlie interviewed a pair of authors and presidential historians – Robert Dallek and Timothy Garton Ash. Dallek’s most recent book is an exploration of world leaders in the turbulent period just after the Second World War. Ash’s newest book is a collection of his political essays, covering topics such as liberalism in America, the youth movement in Iran, the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine and many other topics.
Buy The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953 by Robert Dallek from Amazon for the Kindle.
On the October 29th episode of Tavis Smiley, Tavis interviewed Haitian born author Edwidge Danticat. Her new book is a collection of essays on the topic of being an immigrant artist in America. She writes on the value that the immigrants bring, as well as the difficulty the immigrant has in pursuing work dangerous and challenging enough to be most worth pursuing.
On the October 25th episode of Tavis Smiley, Tavis interviewed former President Jimmy Carter. Since leaving office in 1981, he is more known for his humanitarian work such as founding Habitat for Humanity. His new book is an annotated and edited version of the diaries he kept while he was President of the United States.
On the October 22 episode of Charlie Rose, one of the guests was financier and former auto industry adviser to the Treasury Department Steven Rattner. His new book is a detailed account of the federal government’s bailout of the auto industry from his perspective inside the Treasury Department during that time.
On the October 22nd episode of Charlie Rose, one of the guests was former Disney CEO Michael Eisner. He is co-author on a new book examining the great business partnerships of history, why they worked so well and what lessons can be taken from them.
On October 19th on Charlie Rose, Charlie interviewed Columbian politician Ingrid Betancourt. Her book is an account of the six years she spent as a captive of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and her eventual rescue by the Columbian military.
On the October 18th episode of Charlie Rose, Charlie interviewed novelist V.S. Naipaul. His newest book is non-fiction, a travel book relating his adventures and observations of journeys he has taken around Africa.
On the October 13 episode of Charlie Rose, Charlie interviewed author Isabel Wilkerson. Her new book is about the African-American migration from the Jim Crow south to the north during the troubled racial times of the middle 20th century.
On the October 12th episode of Tavis Smiley, a pair of author guests were interviewed, each of whom will get their own post. One of the authors was Liz Murray. She is the student who attended and graduated from Harvard despite being homeless. This book is her memoir of her life, as the child of drug addicts and a runaway sporadically living on the streets. Even with all that, she had the determination to return to school and eventually to college.
On the October 8 episode of Tavis Smiley, one of the guests was author and journalist Stephen Dubner. His newest book is a follow-on book to the smash best-seller Freakonomics that he co-authored with Steven D. Levitt.
On the October 6th episode of Tavis Smiley, Tavis interviewed author Isabel Wilkerson. Her new book is about the African-American migration from the Jim Crow south to the north during the troubled racial times of the middle 20th century.
On the October 5th episode of Charlie Rose, Charlie interviewed veteran journalist Bob Woodward about his career and his newest book. The new book is about President Obama, focussing on his handling of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.