Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse, who’s been covering the United States Supreme Court since 1978, talks about the just-concluded court term, the landmark decisions handed down last week, and issues facing the court in its next session. PLUS, rock historian Ed Ward profiles songwriter Doc Pomus, the Brooklyn-born blues singer and songwriter who died in 1991. Born Jerome Solon Felder, he survived a childhood case of polio and went on to write hits for Ray Charles and Elvis Presley, among others. His songs include “Lonely Avenue,” “Viva Las Vegas” and “Save the Last Dance for Me.”
How Dick Cheney has redefined the Office of Vice President. Last week the Washington Post ran a four-part series detailing how Cheney has dramatically expanded the powers of the VP. We’ll talk with JOHN NICHOLS the Washington correspondent for The Nation, and is author of author of Dick: The Man Who is President, and LEE CASEY who served in the Reagan and first Bush administrations in the Justice Department.
In 1977, three years after he resigned, Richard Nixon agreed to a series of interviews with David Frost for which he was paid $600,000. JAMES RESTON, JR was David Frost?s advisor for the interviews . His new book, The Conviction of Richard Nixon,? is a behind-the-scenes account of the twelve days over which the interviews took place.
THE WORLD CAFE
Ska-giants The English Beat stop by the World Cafe with host David Dye. Frontman Dave Wakeling sits down for conversation and music taken from their live concert in Philadelphia. Since 1979, The Beat have been musical innovators with their trademark blend of punk, soul, reggae, and pop. On their current tour, the band revisits their hits with an all-star cast of ska musicians.
THE ENGLISH BEAT: Save It For Later