Remaking the World

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Ken Auletta examines the rise of Google and how it has turned the world of traditional media on its head. Then, we take a look at the life and writings of Ayn Rand. And Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan talks about the theatrical legacy of Joe Papp. Plus, our latest Underreported segment looks at how foreign governments use lobbying firms in Washington D.C. to get what they want.

Come see Andre Agassi on The Leonard Lopate Show live in the Greene Space on November 11! Get tickets here!


New Yorker columnist Ken Auletta tells the story of the digital media giant Google. In Googled: The End of the World as We Know It, he looks into the company’s rise, and how it is changing traditional media, from newspapers to television to advertising to telephones.

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Ayn Rand

Anne C. Heller, discusses Ayn Rand, author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and passionate advocate of laissez-faire capitalism and individual rights. Heller’s book Ayn Rand and the World She Made is a portrait of Ayn Rand’s life, from her childhood in Russia to her years as a Hollywood ...

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Joe Papp and the Public

Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan tells the story of how Joe Papp made American theatrical and cultural history. Free for All: Joe Papp, the Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told is the oral history of the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Public Theater, two ...

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Voting on Gay Marriage

Alan Van Capelle, Executive Director of Empire State Pride Agenda, explains how Tuesday’s results from Maine and Washington State will shape the debate on gay marriage both here in New York and around the country.

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Underreported: Foreign Countries and Lobbying

Countries such as Honduras and Sudan have come under fire recently for hiring PR and lobbying firms to make the case for them to American lawmakers. We’ll speak with Ken Silverstein, Washington Editor for Harper’s magazine about how foreign governments use lobbying firms in Washington D.C. to advance their agenda. ...

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