What Nancy Pelosi’s fight to stay in power says about the midterm elections. Then, the Emmys are next week. Diane talks to twenty-five time nominee Lily Tomlin about aging in Hollywood and her current role in the show “Grace and Frankie.”
New York Times columnist David Brooks joins Diane to talk about how our country is changing, the dangers of stereotyping those with whom we disagree and why he believes we face a growing risk of stumbling into conflicts.
In our “From the Archives” segment this week, we feature Diane’s interviews with best friends Harry Belanfonte and Sidney Poitier. Poitier turned 90 on February 20 and Belafonte turns 90 on March 1. As Charles Blow writes for the New York Times, “even at the height of their success both men made an indelible mark on the Civil Rights Movement and changed the very idea of black masculinity.” Diane interviewed Poitier in 2004. She interviewed Belanfonte in 2003.
- David Brooks Columnist with the "The New York Times" and author of several books, including "The Road To Character", "Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There" and "The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement."
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