The Long View
Dec 25, 2009 — She's worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood for the past three decades, including Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Will Smith. As part of our series called The Long View, Renee Montagne interviews legendary publicist Pat Kingsley and learns that the job often means keeping things quiet.
Mar 11, 2010 — The South African cleric and human-rights activist Desmond Tutu joins Renee Montagne to reflect on his long life and his lasting message about forgiveness and reconciliation. His new book, Made for Goodness, is an explanation of his personal sense of spirituality and an invitation to share in his beliefs about the basic goodness of humanity.
Dec 30, 2009 — Carl Kasell has delivered the news on Morning Edition since its very first broadcast. After 30 years, he's focusing on other duties at NPR. We look back at his career — as a local DJ; a game show announcer — and the magician who dared to saw Nina Totenberg in half.
Dec 24, 2009 — As part of Morning Edition's series "The Long View," gossip columnist Liz Smith talks to Renee Montagne about hobnobbing with the boldface names of New York. The Grand Dame of Dish shares the secret of her success, and dishes on her legendary feuds with Frank Sinatra and Donald Trump.
Sep 15, 2008 — When investor Wilbur Ross was at Yale, he took an English course that required writing 1,000 words a day. After two weeks, he ran out of things to say. The billionaire jokes that dropping it "probably saved me from a life of poverty."
Jul 23, 2008 — With the Olympics in Beijing less than a month away, the global spotlight is on China — and its treatment of Tibet. The Dalai Lama's chief negotiator, Lodi Gyari discusses the protests, the Olympics, and the best way for Tibet to push for autonomy.
Feb 15, 2008 — Lupita Tovar was just a teenager when a Hollywood scout discovered her in Mexico City. Nearly seven decades and one postage stamp later, the star of the Spanish-language version of Dracula has no regrets.
Feb 14, 2008 — Norman Lear went from producing hit TV shows like All in the Family to political activism, including efforts to get young people to vote. The 85-year-old Lear says both involve a lifelong passion.
Dec 31, 2007 — Entertainment legend Eartha Kitt's career follows a challenging childhood that included picking cotton in her native South Carolina and joining the Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe. At 80 she still enjoys performing and goes to the gym regularly, but beyond that she's a homebody.
Dec 27, 2007 — Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, insists the housing bubble had relatively little to do with him. After guiding the economy for 19 mostly prosperous years, he now faces criticism for drastically lowering interest rates.