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Friday, August 01, 2008

Catcher-turned-sportscaster Tim McCarver tells stories about some of the baseball stars he's known, from Sandy Koufax to A-Rod. Also: a look at the life of Kate Field, celebrity journalist of the 19th century. George Pelecanos on his new crime novel. And Please Explain is all about muscles!

We're hosting another FREE Lopate Show film screening this coming Monday, August 4! We'll be watching the 1972 film "The Candidate." There are only a few seats left, so RSVP soon.

Guests:

Tim McCarver and George Pelecanos

Tim McCarver’s Baseball Gems

Catcher-turned-sportscaster Tim McCarver tells stories about the many baseball stars he’s known over the years, from Sandy Koufax to A-Rod. His new book is Tim McCarver’s Diamond Gems.

Event: Tim McCarver will be speaking and signing books
Friday, August 1 at 1 pm
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Kate Field, 19th c. Celebrity Journalist

The 19th-century celebrity journalist Kate Field wrote for prestigious newspapers, and she was frequently written about in the news herself about her advocacy for black Americans, women, and national parks, among others. Gary Scharnhorst’s new biography is Kate Field: The Many Lives of a Nineteenth-Century American Journalist.

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A New Crime Novel from George Pelecanos

George Pelecanos has been called the best crime novelist in America. His latest, The Turnaround, starts out with a disaster on a hot summer today in 1972, and continues on to modern-day Washington, D.C.

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Please Explain: Muscles

Please Explain is all about muscles! Find out how they function, how to strengthen them, and how they can break down. Dr. E. Todd Schroeder teaches clinical exercise physiology at the University of Southern California.

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