Friday, January 08, 2010

Charlie Rose

If you read this blog you know I am a great admirer of Charlie Rose. Listening to him and his guests is an ongoing seminar on – pretty much everything.

He recently did his annual “Remembrance” show, honoring people who died in 2009. He showed excerpts from 32 interviews. 32 interviews with 32 extraordinary people. I was struck again by the breadth of his interests and the quality of his intellect.

The people on the show included:

Human Rights Activists



News media luminaries

Representatives of the arts and architecture


Those who made their name in government and politics


They were:

Helen Suzman

Richard Neuhaus

John Updike

Bill Tatum

Horton Foote

Natasha Richardson

John Hope Franklin

Jack Kemp

Marilyn French

David Herbert Donald

Ed McMahon

Bob McNamara

Walter Cronkite

Frank McCourt

Merce Cunningham

Charles Gwathmey

Les Paul

Robert Novak

Don Hewitt

Ted Kennedy

Dominick Dunne

Larry Gelbart

Irving Kristol

William Safire

Richard Sonnenfeldt

Bruce Wasserstein

Roy DeCarava

James Lilley

Thomas Hoving

Yegor Gaidar

Ron Silver

Kenneth Bacon

The show aired on Jan. 1. If you missed it, do yourself a favor and visit the Charlie Rose website to see it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appreciate the reminder of the Charlie Rose program. I too was amazed at the vastness of his interviewees—immediately had to watch two episodes.
No Tiger Woods interview, but he did interview Tiger's dad, Earl Woods, who was on camera promoting his book "Training a Tiger, A Father's Guide to Raising a Winner in Both Golf and Life."
Then I had to watch Robert McNamara, chief architect of America's involvement in the Vietnam War, explain how wrong he was about the war, a war during which Earl Woods served two tours of duty.
In a weird sense, had Robert not been such a warmonger—and Earl, who met his second wife in SE Asia, not been a monger of another sort—there would be no Tiger Woods.
My question to Robert McNamara would have been about his influence on professional golf. For one can never fully realize the consequences of their actions—especially when engaging in love and war. ~Ksketcher

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