David Halberstam / Civil Rights Movement

GUESTS: David Halberstam Author, The Children [Random House, 1998] Author of nine bestsellers including The Best and the Brightest, The Amateurs [William Morrow, 1985] and Summer of '49 [William Morrow, 1989], In 1960, David Halberstam was a young reporter in Tennessee assigned to cover Nashville's first sit-ins. In his new book "The Children," Halberstam returns to the first big story he covered for a newspaper - the early days of the Civil Rights Movement. The book focuses on the young African Americans students who met in Nashville and went on to become leaders in the movement. David Halberstam joins Ray Suarez along with some of "the children" he profiles to discuss the civil rights movement and how their experiences transformed their lives and American history.

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