Larry Mantle talks with Emmy award-winning journalist and poet, Ruben Martinez, about his new book Crossing Over (Henry Holt), that follows the exodus of a family from Mexico and the effect of migration on the U.S. and Mexico.
From gospel, blues, western to rock n'roll, American music is a melting pot that reflects the evolution of American culture in the 20th century. Larry Mantle discusses the history of American music and the personalities that made the music resonate with co-editor of American Roots Music (Abrams) Holly George Warren.
Larry Mantle discusses the icon of the cowboy, country-western music and how these have affected the evolution of Western wear and memorabilia. The major exhibition "How the West Was Worn" is at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, October 13, 2001-January 21, 2002.