Great Lengths

Historian William Jelani Cobb looks at how Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination without the support of much of the established black leadership. He argues that the term "postracial" is harmful and inaccurate. Then, one man discusses the struggles he and his estranged cousin went through in order to get a kidney transplant. Also, music journalist Rob Sheffield talks about coming of age in the era of bad hair and Duran Duran. Novelist Robin Oliviera describes her new book. Plus, we'll talk to Knopf's Sonny Mehta and Paul Bogaards as they discuss why the posthumous translations of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy has been such a runaway success.