November 2011

A Little Q&A From The Road

Posted: Thu, 11/17/2011 - 2:11pm

Not many people can boast of having traveled to Providence, R.I., Cleveland, Newark, Madison, WI. St Louis, and Venice, Italy within little more than a month.

In every instance – including the Italian trip, where I got to hang out with PBS supporters at sea – I’ve had the chance to answer lots and lots of questions about politics, Washington, and even the future of public broadcasting itself.

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Condoleezza Rice Tells Her Story

Posted: Thu, 11/03/2011 - 5:27pm

When former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice walked into our interview at her publisher’s office in New York this week, she was as composed as ever—happy to be out of Washington and now free to tell her side of a tumultuous story.

I’d just spent the past several days living inside her head as I read the memoir of her time in Washington, “No Higher Honor” (Crown Publishers). Rice, the reserved, piano-playing minister’s daughter and Russia expert, occupied center stage during eight critical years in the nation’s history.