Terry Lenzner on his Legal Career; Women and the Holocaust; Ethan Coen's First Full-Length Play; The Gurus of How-To

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Investigative lawyer Terry Lenzner looks back at his varied career, including investigating the 1964 deaths of 3 civil rights workers and his work for the Senate Watergate Committee. Wendy Lower discusses the role German women played in the Holocaust. Susan Pourfar and Halley Feiffer talk about their roles in Ethan Coen’s new off-Broadway play, “Women or Nothing.” And our gurus of how-to, Al and Larry Ubell on how to prepare your home for the cooler weather.

Terry Lenzner, the Investigator

Investigative lawyer Terry Lenzner has uncovered facts that have shaped policy and influenced major legal battles. At the Justice Department in 1964, he investigated the murder of three civil rights workers. As a counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee, Lenzner investigated Nixon and followed the money trail that led to the Watergate burglary and cover-up; he was the first person to deliver a congressional subpoena to a sitting U.S. president. He helped identify the Unabomber, investigated the circumstances of Princess Diana’s death, and cleared Hugo Chavez of false corruption charges. In his memoir, The Investigator: Fifty Years of Uncovering the Truth, he tells stories from his varied career and high-profile cases for the first time.

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German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

Wendy Lower gives a stunning account of the role of German women on the World War II Nazi eastern front, arguing that we have ignored the reality of women’s participation in the Holocaust. Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields makes the case for the massive complicity, and participation, of the 500,000 young German women in the killing fields of the Third Reich.

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“Women or Nothing”

Susan Pourfar and Halley Feiffer discuss their roles in Ethan Coen’s first full-length play “Women or Nothing.” It’s about two women so desperate to have a child that one of them will even sleep with a man. Who the man is, what he thinks is going on, what the women think about what he thinks, and what the mother of one of the women reveals about her own colorful past defies belief. It plays through October 13 at the Atlantic Theater Company.

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The Gurus of How To Get Ready for Fall

The Gurus of How-To, Al Ubell and Larry Ubell, answer questions and give advice on how to repair and maintain your home or apartment. 

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