December 26, 2012 Director Peter Ramsey is the first African American to direct a big-budget computer-generated (CG) animation movie. He talked to NPR Host Michel Martin about directing the holiday movie, Rise of the Guardians, and on his way out, gave us a big smile to show some NPR love that's not CG at all.
April 16, 2012 First Lady Michelle Obama disagreed with Tell Me More host Michel Martin's premise that her life in the White House is stressful. She said she gets to work on the issues she cares about and suggested she's surrounded by many supportive people who care for her family. It's President Obama who has the stress, she said, though adding that he handles it well.
January 4, 2012 A legendary sports commentator missed contexts on violent hazing by historically black marching bands and on end zone preening by mostly black professional football players. But criticizing another racial culture is OK. It all depends on how, and where you think we are as a nation in racial relations.
November 18, 2011 Through his interview with Tell Me More's Michel Martin and his new book, former lobbyist Jack Abramoff is obviously hoping his past makes him a credible voice for change in the corrupt ways of Washington.
August 1, 2011 A Tell Me More segment on abortion in the African American community raised questions about editing for time and fairness.
May 26, 2011 Kathy Hochul, the Democrat who won an upset victory for a long-held GOP House seat in New York, appreciates not just the voters but Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican whose controversial Medicare proposal allowed her to put her GOP opponent on the defensive.
September 20, 2010 Host Michel Martin looks ahead to upcoming conversations on Tell Me More that candidly explore how the pain and pride of racial identity once polarized the nation and eventually led one black family to embrace its complicated truth.
January 15, 2010 When the earthquake hit Haiti at 4:53 p.m. on Jan. 12, no news organization was prepared to cover Haiti's biggest quake in two centuries. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at what NPR did when the quake news broke 53 minutes into the first hour of A...