Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas - Writers

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  • Tom Wolfe (Part 2)

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    S 1 : Ep 16 - 1/1/90

    In a continuation of the discussion, Wolfe offers more observations on contemporary culture and the specious conflict between intellectuals and "the masters."
  • Tom Wolfe (Part 1)

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    S 1 : Ep 15 - 1/1/90

    Novelist, essayist, and cultural critic, Wolfe shares his thoughts on Wall Street greed, "media ricochet," and the power of neighborhood politics.
  • August Wilson

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 1/1/90

    As a Pulizer Prize-winning playwright, Wilson discusses how the linguistic environment shapes African Americans and how his characters find nobility in struggle.
  • Derek Walcott

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 1/1/90

    The Caribbean-born writer speaks of poets' obsession with language and truth telling and the "divine discontent" at the heart of all art.
  • Bharati Mukherjee

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 1/1/90

    Born in India, this award-winning novelist and writer calls America "a stage for transformation"--not only for herself, but also for her fellow immigrants.
  • Toni Morrison (Part 2)

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 1/1/90

    The award-winning novelist continues her discussion about the liberating power of love--in fiction, in real life, and in motherhood.
  • Toni Morrison (Part 1)

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 1/1/90

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize (for Beloved) and the Nobel Prize for Literature, Morrison tells of putting her characters "on a cliff" to reveal what they're made of.
  • Joseph Heller

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 1/1/90

    The novelist who added the term "catch-22" to the American lexicon discusses the absurdity of politics and the seriousness of comedy.
  • Jeannette Haien

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 1/1/90

    A concert pianist, music teacher, and novelist, Haien shares her thoughts on the structure of music and fiction and the importance of "emotional memory" in her work.
  • Nadine Gordimer

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 1/1/90

    The internationally acclaimed novelist tells of growing up under apartheid, her early influences, and the political turmoil in her native South Africa.
  • Carlos Fuentes

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 1/1/90

    A novelist, essayist, playwright, and screenwriter, Fuentes discusses the political and cultural challenges facing his native Mexico and intra-American relations.
  • M.F.K. Fisher

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 1/1/90

    The celebrated essayist and memoirist speaks frankly about growing old, the aesthetics of eating, and living well.
  • E.L. Doctorow

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 1/1/90

    Winner of the National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award, among other honors, Doctorow discusses the current state of the novel and the role of the artist in society.
  • Isaac Asimov (Part 2)

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 1/1/90

    Continuing the discussion, Asimov explains the need to rethink education and raise awareness of global environmental threats.
  • Isaac Asimov (Part 1)

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 1/1/90

    The winner of numerous writing awards--including multiple Hugos and Nebulas--shares his thoughts on the morality of science and the tensions between religion and reason.
  • Chinua Achebe

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 1/1/90

    As the author of poetry, children's books, essays, and novels--including the bestselling Things Fall Apart--Achebe discusses the challenges of forging cultural identity in post-colonial Africa.