David Berg's Run, Brother, Run

Monday, June 10, 2013

David Berg talks about his tempestuous Texas boyhood and the murder of his brother in 1968 by Charles Harrelson, a notorious hit man and father of actor Woody Harrelson. Run, Brother, Run is the story of the murder and an account of the psychic destruction of the Berg family his father.


David Berg

Comments [5]

Bryan Hollar from Richmond, VA


I generally like Leonard Lopate's show but the casual dismissal of Woody Harrelson at the end of this episode was extremely off-putting. My theory on negativity is that if one cannot succinctly explicate a specific criticism of something then it is best to just not say anything negative at all. Casual dismissals merely make the speaker seem petulant. And hey, the last person I called 'petulant' was David Brooks! So you're in terrible company!


Jun. 10 2013 10:57 PM

Lenny! That was a great interview! But why don't you like Woody Harrelson? He was great in The Thin Red Line and No Country For Old Men and Game Change. Okay, maybe not so much Game Change. But the rest?

Jun. 10 2013 04:57 PM
Manhatta from new york city

The book publicity is riding on Woody Harrelson's name even though he didn't have anything to do with what happened to the writer's family other than being sired by the wrong guy. Fine. That's modern life. Get your media appearance and money where you can. But under the circumstances don't you think it's more than tacky for both writer and Leonard Lopate gratuitously to dis Harrelson's acting? No, I don't know the actor, don't care about his movies, I just know what leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Jun. 10 2013 02:30 PM
Linda Todar

Brilliant writer, brilliant attorney, amazing brother. Great interview.

Jun. 10 2013 02:03 PM
henry from MD

Leonard, have you been asleep for the last eighty years? The term "Wailing Wall" has been used by a previous generation. Wake up! It is the Western Wall (Hakotel hamaaravi).

Jun. 10 2013 01:03 PM

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