For AM-1690 in Atlanta, David’s assignment is to simply interview anyone he wants about anything.

Cey Adams & Bill Adler

David speaks with designer Cey Adams and writer Bill Adler, co-authors of the new book DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip Hop. Both were instrumentally involved in the early stages and development of the Def Jam Record Label and as such the development of hip hop as not just a musical but a cultural force.

Original Air Date: 03-31-2010

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Saad Mohseni – Afghan Star

David speaks with Saad Mohseni, arguably Afghanistan’s most successful media entrepreneur. Mohseni moved back to his native Afghanistan from Australia in 2002 to establish the Moby Group, Afghanistan’s largest media company with interests in television, radio, print, production, online news services, directories, IT&T, and retail. Perhaps most famously, Mohseni’s television network is responsible for “Afghanistan Idol,” the Afghanistani version of the hugely successful reality television series. A documentary following the 3rd season of “Afghanistan Idol” is playing on HBO with the title Afghan Star.

Original Air Date: 03-30-2010

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Buzz Aldrin – Magnificent Desolation

David speaks with astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon about his new books and his ideas on the future of space travel. He has two new books out including an illustrated kids book as well as a memoir, Magnificent Desolation.

Original Air Date: 03-24-2010

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Matt Beynon Rees – Israel

David talks to Matt Beynon-Rees, based in Jerusalem about the current situation between Israel and the United States. Beynon-Rees is a reporter for the Global Post and a former bureau-chief for Time Magazine.

Original Air Date: 03-23-2010

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David Javerbaum – What to Expect

David speaks with Daily Show producer David Javerbaum about his newest project, a guidebook for the unborn. The book is called What To Expect When You’re Expected: A Fetus’s Guide to the First Three Trimesters and it helps prepare the unborn fetus for life outside the womb.

Original Air Date: 03-22-2010

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Michael Oren – Israeli Ambassador to the US

David Lewis talks to scholar, historian, author and now Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren. This interview actually comes from a while ago when Oren was still just a public intellectual and was out publicizing his book Power, Faith, and Fantasy: The United States in the Middle East.

Original Air Date: 03-18-2010

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Matthew Bernstein – Screening a Lynching

Matthew Bernstein, the Chair of the Film Studies Department at Emory, is the author of the new book Screening a Lynching about Leo Frank and how his trial and execution have been subsequently portrayed on film and television.

Original Air Date: 03-11-2010

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Eric Haney – Delta Force

Eric Haney is a founding member of the elite military unit, Delta Force, and later the author of the book Inside Delta Force which was a memoir of his experiences. The book would also become the basis of the CBS drama The Unit for which Haney was both a writer and executive producer. Most recently, Haney has moved into fiction with his newest book, No Mans’ Land, which is the first in what will become a series.

Original Air Date: 02-28-2010

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Jeffrey Sonnenfeld – Wall Street Excess

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld is a professor at the Yale School of Management and founder of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute. His books include Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters, and The Hero’s Farewell: What happens when CEOs Retire. In this conversation he discusses the keys to successful management and leadership as well as dissects examples of both positive and negative shows of leadership within the business community. This interview followed the initial wave of fury over outsized Wall Street bonuses.

Original Air Date: 02-7-2010

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