Tony Blair's Legacy

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Alastair Campbell served as press secretary, official spokesman, and confidant to former Prime Minister Tony Blair. He joins us to reveal the inner workings of 10 Downing Street during Blair's rule. Then, a sportswriter recounts his year on the road with an iconic Negro Leagues baseball player and manager, sportswriter and author Frank Deford discusses his most recent novel, and The Ethics Guy explains how to apologize and fields calls from listeners.


Alastair Campbell and Frank Deford

The Blair Years

Alastair Campbell is often described as the second most powerful figure in Britain, right behind his old boss, Tony Blair. Campbell served as press secretary, official spokesman, and director of communications to former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Now, just weeks after Blair’s departure, Campbell has published The Blair Years, his ...

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The Negro Baseball Leagues

After spending a few years trying to write a baseball book, sports columnist for the Kansas City Star, Joe Posnanski lucked into a story that had to be told. Buck O’Neil is the iconic Negro Leagues player and manager. During the last year of his life, O’Neil joined Posnanski on ...


The Entitled

Frank Deford is a renowned sportswriter, screenwriter, National Public Radio commentator, television personality, and novelist. He joins us to discuss his most recent novel, The Entitled. It’s a story about today’s entitled baseball superstars told from the viewpoint of a candid, journeyman manager.

The Entitled is available for purchase at ...


The Ethics of Apologies

With many public figures recently messing up in one way or another – from Eliot Spitzer to John Mackey – we’ll look at the ethics of apologies. Dr. Bruce Weinstein, also known as “The Ethics Guy,” writes a syndicated column for He’ll discuss the ethics of apologies, evaluate public ...

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