August 18th Show

lead image i i

hide captionProject Runway is one of the many shows back for the fall season. In today's second hour we'll talk about what's worth watching, and what keeps you glued to the TV.

TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty Images
lead image

Project Runway is one of the many shows back for the fall season. In today's second hour we'll talk about what's worth watching, and what keeps you glued to the TV.

TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty Images

How America Really Feels About Health Care
Last week's town hall meetings surrounding President Obama's health care overhaul brought with it this question: What exactly are Americans fighting for when it comes to health care? And what are Americans really worried about? Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with guests to find out what the pollsters discovered when they asked Americans what's important to them in this health care debate. And we want to hear from you. Whether or not you support a bill, what's the one issue that would change your mind?

Sir Ben Kingsley Takes Your Calls
Ben Kingsley's acting career has spanned over three decades, and since his Oscar winning portrayal of Gandhi, Kingsley has been considered one of the movie industry's most acclaimed performers. Kingsley joins us to talk about his career, the challenges of character acting and about his latest role in the upcoming film Fifty Dead Men Walking.

What Keeps You Watching?
Summer is coming to an end... so bring on the fall TV schedule!!! What's new? What's coming back? Are you itching for a preview? You got it! Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello gives us a peek at the heroes, the vampires, and the reality shows that will be making their way into your living rooms this fall. What shows are you looking forward to watching?

The Women Behind Little House
When you think about Little House on the Prairie and the Ingalls family, what probably does not enter your mind is that fact that series writer Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter were women of ambition and deep political interest. In a New Yorker article entitled "Wilder Women", Judith Thurman explores the little known lives and politics of the women behind the Little House on the Prairie.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: