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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

On today’s show, a look at some of the biggest issues facing the Catholic Church, and what they mean for its future. Plus, a memoir from a man whose unique father once tallied up the cost of raising him. And a new novel explores the life of a provocative Greenwich Village icon. Also on the show, Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden remember “I Dream of Jeannie.”

Catholic Controversies

Robert Blair Kaiser outlines some of the most divisive issues facing Pope Benedict XVI and the Catholic Church—from sex scandals to the role of women in the clergy to contraception—in A Church in Search of Itself. He’ll tell us what he thinks these debates could mean for the future of ...


A Priceless Relationship

Bernard Cooper remembers his unique father, who once sent him an itemized bill for the cost of his upbringing ($2 million), in his new memoir: The Bill from My Father.

Events: Bernard Cooper will be reading and signing books
Tuesday, March 14 at 7 pm
192 Books, 192 10th Avenue ...


Fashioning a Life

Literary Review editor Rene Steinke shares her second novel, Holy Skirts—a fictionalized look at the life and unique style of the incomparable Greenwich Village personality Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

Events:Rene Steinke will be appearing on a panel of National Book Award Fiction Finalists
Saturday, April 1 at 2 pm
The ...


I Dream of Jeannie

The first season of “I Dream of Jeannie” is being released on DVD. Stars Barbara Eden (Jeannie) and Larry Hagman (Major Tony Nelson) recall the early days of the 1960s sitcom.

Events: Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman will be signing DVDS of
"I Dream of Jeannie: The ...


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