Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright appears in the following:

Texas: A Window into America's Future

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

'New Yorker' staff writer and Texas resident, Lawrence Wright looks at how Texas is a microcosm for what is happening and will happen to the country politically. 


Lawrence Wright Traces the History of Modern Terrorism

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright joins us to discuss his latest book, "The Terror Years," which traces the rise of modern terror groups from Al-Qaeda to ISIS.

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When Your Child Is Kidnapped By ISIS

Friday, June 26, 2015

New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright tells the stories of five families of Americans who were kidnapped by ISIS - and how they banded together to try to rescue their family members.

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Lawrence Wright on Religion, ISIS, and Scientology

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The New Yorker staff writer and author tells Alec Baldwin that sometimes the better part of human nature can lead to the most dangerous places. 

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Scientology's True Believers

Friday, March 13, 2015

A new documentary profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a light on how the organization cultivates staunch adherents. 

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief

Friday, February 06, 2015

Following the debut of the film version of his book at Sundance, we revisit an interview with "Going Clear" author Lawrence Wright from 2013.

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The Thirteen Days that Changed the Middle East Peace Process

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first Middle East peace treaty, one which endures today.

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Obama Overhauls NSA's Surveillance Programs

Friday, January 17, 2014

President Barack Obama has announced a major overhaul of the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance practices. The president said that in order for the nation's intelligence co...

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Inside Scientology

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright descirbes the inner workings of the Church of Scientology. His book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and Prison of Belief is based on...

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"Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief"

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Church of Scientology has been notoriously unwelcoming of investigation into its inner workings, but Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright has just released a new book t...

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Guest Picks: Lawrence Wright

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Yorker writer and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about Going Clear, his book about Scientology. He also told us what he's been reading, listening to and eating. Find out what he's a fan of!


Lawrence Wright on Scientology

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright investigates the inner workings of the Church of Scientology in his book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and Prison of Belief.

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Decade 9/11: Lawrence Wright and Fawaz Gerges

Friday, September 09, 2011

Lawrence Wright, staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 and the director of the Middle East Center at the London School of Economics and author of The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda, Fawaz Gerges, discuss the battle against terrorism over the last decade.

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Al Qaeda Post-bin Laden

Monday, May 02, 2011

Lawrence Wright, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, discusses the future of Al Qaeda now that Osama bin Laden is dead.

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Protest Context: The History of Mubarak Abuses

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Torture actually spread, it became sort of an epidemic, which is what it is today, I'm sorry to say. It happens in police stations, it happens not just with political disside...

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Wright on Scientology

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Lawrence Wright, staff writer for the New Yorker, author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11and fellow at the Center on Law and Security at the NYU School of Law, discusses his latest article about the Church of Scientology.

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“My Trip to Al Qaeda”

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and playwright Lawrence Wright discusses the film adaptation of his one-man show “My Trip to Al Qaeda.” It chronicles fundamentalist Islam’s rise to power, as well as his struggle to maintain objectivity as a journalist in the wake of 9/11.  “My Trip to Al Qaeda” debuts at 9:00 pm, September 7, on HBO.

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Guest Picks: Lawrence Wright

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Lawrence Wright is a fan of Dr. John's piano instruction tapes. Find out what other favorite picks he revealed to us after his recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show


The Wright Stuff

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Lawrence Wright, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, discusses his Pulitzer Prize and his one-man play “My Trip to Al Qaeda.”

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Can I Get a Witness?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

In December Matthew LaClair, a student and Kearney High School, and his father Paul, came on the show to talk about Matthew's history teacher's prostelytizing during class. They share the outcome of their suit against the school district. Also: the return of the Equal Rights Amendment; Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright; ...