One of the business world's consummate dealmakers, billionaire Sanford Weill, looks back on corporate coups, dizzying crashes and stunning comebacks. The self-proclaimed "kid from Brooklyn" built two leading financial services companies and pursued a string of daring acquisitions that led to the creation of securities giant Shearson Loeb Rhoads. He is also responsible for resuscitating the Commercial Credit Company which he molded into Citigroup, the world's largest financial institution. Read more »
Katie Couric, the woman to become the network's first solo female anchor, following in the footsteps of Dan Rather and the legendary Walter Cronkite, will raise awareness about the need for cancer screening and prevention. Since losing her husband to colon cancer in 1988, Couric has become an activist and prominent spokesperson on the subject, sharing how education and community outreach can save lives. After Couric's on-air colonoscopy in March 2000, hundreds were inspired to get screened for the disease. Read more »
Anthony Bourdain, TV host, chef, author of Kitchen Confidential
World traveler, chef and best-selling author Anthony Bourdain will talk about his travels and discuss his penchant for underused, inexpensive cuts of meat as outlined in his Les Halles Cookbook. In a quote from the book, Bourdain says, "Any schmo can grill a fancy steak, it takes a cook to transform a humble pig's foot into something people clamor for." Read more »
This program features a speech and Q&A session with Salam Pax. Mr. Pax is an Iraqi citizen also know as The Baghdad Blogger who became famous for his internet blogs during the run and invasion of Iraq. He is the author of "The Clandestine Diary of an Ordinary Iraqi".
This program was recorded live on March 23, 2006 in San Jose.
New Yorker climate journalist Elizabeth Kolbert offers her take on whether increasingly fierce huricanes, changing animal migration patterns, and disapperaing glaciers signal that we're headed for global melt down.
The former New York Times reporter has made it her mission to educate the public about the very real threat of Earth's rising temperature, and what can be done, if anything, to save the planet and bring the thermometer back down a notch or two.
Her new book is titled "Field Notes From a Catastrophe" Read more »