AirTalk for October 15, 2002

David Halberstam

Larry Mantle talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Halberstam about his book War In A Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals(Simon & Schuster). Halberstam examines what happens when Presidents put domestic issues ahead of foreign affairs. He also chronicles the motivations, biases and passions of the prominent government and military figures of our time.

Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce spoke frankly about sex, race, religion, government, and the lies that we tell ourselves. Larry Mantle talks with the co-authors of a new book that analyzes the free speech struggles of Lenny Bruce. They chronicle Bruce’s life from his early days on stage through his courtroom trials from Los Angeles to New York City. Ronald K.L. Collins and David M. Skover join Larry in studio to discuss their book The Trials of Lenny Bruce: The Fall and Rise of an American Icon. (Sourcebooks)
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