African and American

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Monday, February 06, 2006

The term “African-American” doesn’t begin to sum up all the elements in many black Americans’ pasts. Recently, Henry Louis Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and a handful of other prominent African-Americans took part in a quest to discover their roots, and made some surprising discoveries.

Spin-Free Zone

Torie Clarke, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public affairs(2001-2003) and author, Lipstick on a Pig : Winning In the No-Spin Era by Someone Who Knows the Game (Simon&Schuster 2006) -on how to deliver bad news
» Lipstick on a Pig: Winning In the No-Spin ...


Hip Constitution

Margot Adler, National Public Radio correspondent based in NPR's New York Bureau as well as the host of NPR's Justice Talking and Kathryn Kolbert, executive producer, of NPR's Justice Talking at the Annenberg Public Policy Center -on the importance of the Constitution
» "Justice Talking" (NPR) ...


Roots II

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., professor and chair of African American Studies at Harvard University, and series host and executive producer of "African American Lives" on PBS
-on his ancestry and his new documentary "African American Lives"

» "African American Lives" (PBS)


Forgot About FISA?

Frank Davies, Freelance journalist, previously Washington correspondent for The Miami Herald -on the Senate hearings into the NSA wiretapping


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