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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge addresses the controversy around his new book. And Kaylie Jones stops by to talk about her memoir Lies My Mother Never Told Me, about growing up the daughter of the celebrated writer James Jones and a troubled mother. Then, Eric Ripert, the chef and owner of the famed Le Bernadin restaurant, talks about his new PBS series. Plus, Frank Bruni, who's leaving his job as New York Times restaurant critic, on how he developed a healthy love of food after decades of weight problems.

Tom Ridge and Homeland Security

Tom Ridge was governor of Pennsylvania when President Bush tapped him to be the country's first Secretary of Homeland Security after September 11, 2001. In The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege...and How We Can Be Safe Again, he discusses his role coordinating the federal domestic counterterrorism effort, ...

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Lies My Mother Never Told Me

In her memoir Lies My Mother Never Told Me, Kaylie Jones, acclaimed author and the daughter of James Jones, who wrote From Here to Eternity, tells the story of her relationship with her famous, hard-drinking father and her alcoholic mother.

Event: Kaylie Jones will be reading and signing ...

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Avec Eric

Internationally recognized chef and owner of New York's famed Le Bernardin restaurant, Eric Ripert, discusses his first TV series "Avec Eric," on PBS. It takes viewers beyond just how to cook, and instead delves into why we cook. "Avec Eric" premiers on Sunday, September 6th, at 4:30 pm, on PBS.

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Born Round

New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni explains how he learned to develop a healthy love of food after decades of wrestling with his weight. His memoir Born Round, he gives an account of his tumultuous lifelong struggle with his weight and how he learned to embrace food without ...

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