Monday, July 17, 2006

To the Best of Our Knowledge: Constructing Narratives

To the Best of Our Knowledge


Tom Wolfe reads the opening to "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and explains why it's his favorite. Also, award-winning radio producer David Freudberg talks with Anne Strainchamps about what narratives mean to people and how to construct a narrative. And he plays samples from his work. David is Executive Producer at Human Media.


John Pollack is the author of "Cork Boat." He tells Jim Fleming how he collected well over a hundred thousand wine corks and used them to build a replica of a Viking ship which he then sailed in Portugal. Before his boating adventure, Pollack was a speech-writer for Bill Clinton. And, Amy Tan shares her love for Nabokov's "Lolita."


Vivek Maddala composes new scores for silent movies and is a judge for Turner Classic Movies annual Young Composer's Competition. He tells Steve Paulson how music can tell a story and plays excerpts from film scores he's written. And, novelist Jane Hamilton reads her favorite novel endings: Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine" and Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men."

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