One on One
One On One is a veritable "Who's Who" of the most interesting people who visit and live in the WSIU Television viewing area and addresses topics from a variety of areas, such as the arts, literature, politics, science and religion. Guests who have appeared on the program include former UN ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, columnist Molly Ivins, C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb, authors John Updike and Studs Terkel, United Airlines President John Edwardson, Reagan White House Press Secretary and Centralia native Jim Brady, former Air Force One pilot Ted Buck, and Mexican political scientist Jorge G. Castaneda. Many of the interviews are arranged through the SIU Public Policy Institute, the University Honors program, the SIU School of Law, Black American Studies and Aviation Management, all of which bring distinguished lecturers from around the world to the SIU campus.
Over the last few years, producer and host Jak Tichenor has expanded the series to feature different hosts by recruiting faculty members with a background or field of expertise relevant to the guest. Paul Simon and Mike Lawrence, director and assistant director of the Public Policy Institute, respectively, have appeared on the One On One set, as well as the Rev. Dr. Joseph Brown, director of the Black American Studies program; Mark Watson, undergraduate librarian and assistant professor in Library Affairs; Bill Recktenwald, lecturer in the School of Journalism; and Jill Adams, associate professor, and Brannon Denning, assistant professor, in the School of Law.
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One on One. #101.
C-Span founder / CEO Brian Lamb launched the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network, with gavel-to-gavel coverage of Congress, in 1979. Lamb talks with Joe S. Foote, dean of SIUC's College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.
One on One. #102.
Molly Ivins. Columnist Molly Ivins pours the hot-sauce on a half-hour helping of tangy, Texas-style political humor and commentary. Jak Tichenor hosts.
One on One. #103.
Robert Weiss. Hollywood movie director and SIUC alumnus Robert Weiss talks with cinema professor Richard Blumenberg.
One on One. #104.
Jeane Kirkpatrick. Former U.N. ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick discusses the former Soviet Union, Middle East peace, & Mikhail Gorbachev.
One on One. #106.
Astronomer David Levy. The co-discoverer of the comet that smashed into Jupiter in July 1994 talks with Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #107.
Dr. Clive Callender. Dr. Clive Callender, director of the Organ Transplant Center, Howard University Hospital, talks to Beverly Wallace about the need for African-American organ donors.
One on One. #110.
Steve James. Steve James, director, co-producer & co-editor of Hoop Dreams, talks with SIUC cinema professor Richard Blumenberg about documentary filmmaking.
One on One. #112.
Robert T. Bakker. Author of The Dinosaur Heresies and consultant to the movie Jurassic Park, paleontologist Robert Bakker says dinosaurs had a lot in common with today's fast, warm-blooded birds. Bakker discusses this and other theories with Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #201.
James Brady. Former White House Secretary Jim "Bear" Brady talks about his Southern Illinois roots and life inside the Reagan administration. Brady became a powerful advocate for the disabled and for gun control laws after being critically wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #202.
Jim Baca. Jim Baca headed the Bureau of Land Management in the Clinton Administration. He quit in 1994 over policy issues. Baca discusses current land use issues including legislation to privatize public resources such as the Shawnee National Forest. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #203.
Lyndall Shope-Mafole. Councillor Lyndall Shope-Mafole of South Africa's Independent Broadcasting Authority discusses her country's plans to use broadcasting to further education, economic development, and race relations.
One on One. #204.
Barbara Trent. Barbara Tent describes her path from southern Illinois activist to Oscar-winning filmmaker. She talks with Richard Blumenberg, SIUC professor of cinema and photography.
One on One. #205.
James Pickett Jones. Historian James Pickett Jones discusses his research into the life & times of General John A. Logan, southern Illinois' colorful Civil War era military leader and politician. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #206.
Calvin Trillin. Author, columnist and humorist Calvin Trillin discusses geography, good food, and wanting to be known as a man who can butcher a monkfish.
One on One. #207.
Terry Micheal. Washington political insider and Mt. Vernon native Terry Micheal discusses life inside the Beltway, with Dean Joe Foote of the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.
One on One. #208.
Ira C. Magaziner. Ira C. Magaziner, chief architect of the Clinton health care plan, discusses the crises in health care & the continuing need for affordable non-restrictive medical coverage, with Linda Grace, associate professor of Health Care Management at SIUC.
One on One. #209.
Arthur Agee. Chad Gordon talks with Arthur Agee, co-star of the film Hoop Dreams, about instant fame. Taped at Carbondale Community High School.
One on One. #210.
Paul Simon. The retiring U. S. Senator reflects upon a life spent in public service and education, and outlines his hopes for the SIU Public Policy Institute. Simon was interviewed by Joe Foote, Dean of the SIUC College of Mass Communications and Media Arts.
One on One. #211.
Chris Bury. ABC Nightline's Chris Bury says news organizations deserve more credit for their coverage of presidential politics. The SIUC political science graduate was interviewed by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #212.
Former FAA Administrator David Hinson. David Hinson describes the Federal Aviation Administration's efforts to ensure safety by modernizing the nation's antiquated air traffic control system. Hinson was interviewed by Jak Tichenor, an active private pilot since 1990.
One on One. #213.
Tommy Scott Young. Beverly Wallace, WSIU-TV Educational Outreach Coordinator, talks with Tommy Scott Young taleteller, folklorist, word painter and artisan.
One on One. #214.
William Norwood. Centralia native William Norwood reflects on his aviation career & his hopes for SIU. Recently retired after 30 years with United Airlines, Norwood, a member of the SIU Board of Trustees since 1974, has received many awards for his contributions to aviation & education.
One on One. #215
Glenn Loury. Boston University economist Glenn Loury discusses "Individualism versus Multiculturalism" with Beverly Wallace.
One on One. #216.
The Dirtmeister. Steve Tomecek, host / producer of the PBS science series Dr. Dad's Ph3 and 3-2-1 Classroom Contact, talks about how parents can turn their kids onto science. Tomecek conducts several in-studio experiments for host Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #218.
Clarence Page. The Chicago Tribune columnist talks about his new book, Showing My Color, Impolite Essays on Race and Identity, with Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #219.
Norman Pattiz. Westwood One founder Norman Pattiz discusses the future of radio with Dean Joe Foote, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.
One on One. #220.
Tom Blomquist. Hollywood producer/writer Tom Blomquist talks about production of hit TV series with cinema professor Richard Blumenberg, one of his former instructors.
One on One. #221.
Donald Fowler. SIUC political scientist John Jackson discusses the fall presidential campaign with Democratic National Committee Chairman Donald Fowler, who says Republicans won their 1994 take-over of Congress by using campaign tactics traditionally used by his party.
One on One. #301.
Delano Lewis. National Public Radio President Delano Lewis discusses life in corporate American and government service for African Americans. Lewis retired as chief executive of one of the nation's largest telephone companies to become NPR president. He talks with Joe Foote, Dean of the SIUC College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.
One on One. #302.
Walter Rodgers. CNN Jerusalem Bureau Chief Walter Rodgers talks about his career as a foreign correspondent and how satellite technology has dramatically changed news coverage around the world. Rodgers, an SIUC political science graduate, is interviewed by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #303.
Roger O'Neil. The first TV journalist allowed inside the bombed-out federal building in Oklahoma City, NBC-TV Denver Bureau chief & 1967 SIUC graduate Roger O'Neil has covered some of the country's top news stories. O'Neil discusses his journalistic adventures with Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #304.
Liz Ralston. Liz Ralston has provided the magic behind some of today's most memorable movie and commercial special effects. The SIUC Cinema & Photography graduate served as visual effects producer for Babe and Kazaam and the Coca-Cola Polar Bears. Ralston talks with cinema professor Richard Blumenberg.
One on One. #305.
Jane Adams. SIUC anthropologist/historian Jane Adams discusses her research into the lives of farm women in Union County. Adams recently edited All Anybody Ever Wanted of Me Was to Work, the memoirs of Wolf Lake native Edith Bradley Rendleman.
One on One. #306.
Andrei Codrescu. Romanian-born NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu talks about his life as an immigrant in the U.S. Codrescu feels his adopted country is not as tolerant of foreigners today as it was when he arrived in 1966; he blames politicians who promote divisiveness for the sake of political expediency. He is also suspicious of promises of a better life through "cyberspace," having grown up in a Communist Utopia.
One on One. #307.
John Lauber. Delta Airlines V.P. for Corporate Safety & Compliance John Lauber feels behavioral research holds the key to making airline travel as safe as humanly possible as today's jets increasingly rely on computers and automation. Lauber, two-term member of the National Transportation Safety Board, is a neuropsychologist who pioneered the use of pyschology to understand the importance of human factors in aviation accident prevention.
One on One. #308.
Michael Barone has covered our nation's capital for over 25-years, but he hasn't lost his sense of "boyish wonder" about Washington, and says he still "feels good" about our government. "We always find things to complain about in this country, and although there are things to complain about, it's astonishing how well it works." Barone, a senior writer for U.S. News and Word Report and the driving force behind the Almanac of American Politics, shares an insiders view of Washington with Mass Communication and Media Arts Dean Joe Foote on this edition of One on One.
One on One. #309.
John Covey. Dr. John Covey discusses The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families with Jak Tichenor on this edition of One on One. #A former university educator, Covey currently presents seminars on improving family life for the Covey Leadership Center in Provo, Utah. The Center was found by his brother Stephen, author of the popular The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. In the program, he outlines a philosophy and plan to help families set and hold their course amid the chaos of modern life. Central to his theory is the concept that every family must develop a "mission statement" that clearly states their values and goals and how they will go about achieving them as individuals living in the family unit.
One on One. #310.
Larry Haley. Enquiring minds want to know how a nice boy from Pinckneyville wound up writing for the National Enquirer. Larry Haley takes you behind the scenes at the hugely popular supermarket tabloid where he scooped the mainline press with the now-famous picture of O.J. Simpson allegedly wearing Bruno Magli shoes. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #311.
David Levy II. Comet sleuth David Levy makes his second One on One appearance to discuss the knowledge gained since comet Shoemaker-Levy Nine smashed into Jupiter. The July 1994 impact gave scientists a rare glimpse of the forces that have shaped our solar system. Levy theorizes a similar strike on earth aeons ago may have brought the building blocks of life to our planet. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #312.
Naomi Wolf. Feminist social critic Naomi Wolf discusses the politics of Power Feminism as outlined in her recent book Fire with Fire. Calling the present an "open moment," Wolf believes women have much more power than they may realize but have been reluctant to wield it because of past victimization. She believes that power feminism, the right for a woman to determine her own destiny, is a logical outcome for any democratic society. Jak Tichenor hosts.
One on One. #313.
William Kristol. Conservative activist William Kristol has emerged as a leading strategist in Republican party circles in recent years. A frequent guest on the talk show circuit including The Newshour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, his thoughts on today's political scene are widely sought. Kristol is interviewed by Joe Foote, Dean of the SIUC College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.
One on One. #314.
Harvey Gantt. Harvey Gantt built his professional career as an architect but most know him as the African-American Democrat who twice ran unsuccessfully against to unseat North Carolina Republican U.S. Senator Jesse Helms. Gantt describes his campaigns against the arch conservative Helms and thoughts on the politics of the New South in an interview conducted by Bryan Clardy of SIUC's Department of Black American Studies.
One on One. #401
Milcho Manchevski. Academy Award nominee and SIUC graduate Milcho Manchevski discusses his career in film with the late Richard Blumenberg in this One on One interview. Manchevski's film "Before the Rain" won the Golden Lion Award at the 1994 Venice Film Festival and was nominated for and Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1995. The Macedonian born filmmaker combines three separate stories as he explores the long-running war in the Balkans. Manchevski studied film under Blumenberg in SIU-Carbondale's Department of Cinema and Photography in the early 1980's. Professor Blumenberg, who hosted a series of film-related One on One interviews , died in June of leukemia.
One on One. #402.
Ted Buck, Pilot of Air Force One. #You may have watched the movie, but now hear from one of the people who flew the real thing. Retired Air Force officer Ted Buck has had his share of adventures in a lifetime of flying but none so intriguing as when he piloted Air Force One for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson during the 1960's. The Mount Vernon resident recounts his experiences in a One On One interview hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #404.
Mike Lawrence. Veteran journalist Mike Lawrence brought a keen intellect and a wealth of Statehouse knowledge as Governor Jim Edgar's longtime press secretary. Now a faculty member at SIU-Carbondale, Lawrence shares his insights into Illinois' rough and tumble politics with political scientist and SIUC Provost John Jackson III in this One on One interview.
One on One. #405.
Brocton Lockwood. Southern Illinois lawyer Brocton Lockwood discusses his undercover work as an FBI "mole" during the "Operation Greylord" investigation of corruption in the Cook County Court system in the early 1980's. Over 80-people including 15-judges were eventually convicted of federal crimes as a result of the investigation.
One on One. #406.
Holocaust Survivor Teresa Zitter. Hungarian-born Teresa Zitter was a 14-year old student when the Nazis rounded up her family in 1944. The Budapest native survived the Holocaust despite being sent to a series of concentration camps before the end of the war. She now recounts her experiences to school children, college students, and other interested groups in southern Illinois. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #407.
John Updike. Pulitzer prizing-winning author John Updike discusses his career as one of the country's best known writers. Updike, author of the critically acclaimed "Rabbitt" series talks about the craft of writing, his literary successes and failures, and offers his observations on the state of popular culture. Hosted by Mark Watson, Undergraduate Librarian at SIUC's Morris Library.
One on One. #408.
Marcia Bullard. USA Weekend President, CEO, and Publisher Marcia Bullard heads a magazine with the third largest circulation in the nation, and she predicts continued growth for her company. Bullard, an SIUC Journalism graduate, discusses current trends in journalism, the growth of on-line news services, and the ethical challenges of today's highly competitive news marketplace. Hosted by Joe Foote, Dean of SIUC's College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.
One on One. #409.
United Airlines President John Edwardson. From fare wars to growing competition from new international players like the People's Republic of China, United Airlines President John Edwardson discusses the volatile world of today's airline industry one this edition of One on One. # Edwardson also discusses new directions for his company's ten year old flight operations internship program with SIU-Carbondale. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #410.
Taylor Pensoneau. Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch political correspondent Taylor Pensoneau discusses his new book, "Governor Richard Ogilvie, In the Interest of the State." Ogilvie served only one term as the state's chief executive (1969-1973) but is remembered by many as one of the Prairie State's best Governors for his courage in saving the state from financial run by supporting passage of a state income tax, promoting environmental protection, and restructuring state government. Hosted by Jak Tichenor
One on One. #411.
Robert Von Rimscha. In this One on One, veteran journalist Robert Von Rimscha, Washington Bureau Chief for Der Taggesspiegel, chronicles the race toward German reunification and how his country is coming to grips with issues like global competition, welfare reform, and racial harmony. Hosted by Joe Foote, Dean of the SIUC College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.
One on One. #412.
Ray Arvidson. Is there life on Mars? Ray Arvidson is working on a whole new generation of Mars Rovers to scout the Red Planet for signs of life past or present. Arvidson, who chairs Washington University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has worked with NASA since the Viking program in 1976 and is currently field-testing Rocky Seven, a rover prototype whose operational successor will scoop up rocks for an eventual return to Earth in 2005. On this One on One, Arvidson describes the latest developments in Mars exploration and how scientists hope to learn how Mars went from a much a warmer, wetter environment to the bitterly cold and seemingly lifeless landscape of today. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #413.
Jorge Castaneda. Mexican political scientist Jorge Castaneda discusses "Companero," his new book about the life of Che Guevera. In this One on One interview, Castaneda outlines his belief that while Guevera remains an icon of popular culture, his political significance has faded with time. He maintains that Che's politics were out of synch with many Communists including fellow revolutionary Fidel Castro, whom he claims chose not to rescue Guevera from certain death in Bolivia in 1967. Castaneda also talks with host Mark Watson(SIUC Undergraduate Librarian) about the future of Cuba after Castro and recent political unrest in Mexico.
One on One. #414.
Morris Dees. Morris Dees is no stranger to controversy and danger keeping tabs on racist groups as the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Klanwatch. The Southern-born civil rights lawyer has been targeted with death threats after bankrupting Klan organizations through civil lawsuits. He discusses the Center's work, including a new primary school curriculum for "Teaching Tolerance" of all races with Thomas Guernsey, Dean of the SIU School of Law.
One on One. # 501
William Glasser. California psychiatrist and author William Glasser discusses his theories on Choice Therapy, an intriguing life-management philosophy. Hosted by Kevin Corcoran, Coordinator for Psychological Services at SIUC's Clinical Center.
One on One. # 502.
Joe Clark. Principal Joe Clark carried a baseball bat and a bullhorn to show that he meant business when he took over one of Newark's toughest high schools. Interviewed by Brian Clardy, a lecturer in Black American Studies at SIUC.
One on One. #503.
Al Haynes. Captain Haynes describes the teamwork that allowed most of the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 232 to survive the 1989 crash of their DC-10 at Sioux City, Iowa. Jak Tichenor hosts.
One on One. #504.
Michael Feldman. Whad¹ya Know? host Michael Feldman talks about life behind the scenes of public radio's popular quiz program with fan and host Mark Watson.
One on One. #505.
Karen Armstrong. British religious historian Karen Armstrong discusses her book A History of God in which she traces the many similarities to be found between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Interviewed by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #506.
Larry Speakes. Larry Speakes talks about life in the Reagan administration. Speakes discusses the role of the news media in today's 24-hour news cycle and its impact on governing the nation. Hosted by Mike Lawrence of SIU's Public Policy Institute.
One on One. #507.
William Julius Wilson. Harvard University sociologist and author of When Jobs Leave, William Julius Wilson discusses public and private sector solutions to urban poverty in today's global economy. Hosted by Mike Lawrence of the SIU Public Policy Institute.
One on One. #508.
General John Shalikashvili. Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman John Shalikashvili recalls his rise through the Army to become the top military advisor to the President of the United States. As a teenager, Shalikashvili immigrated to Peoria, Illinois in the early 1950's from his native Poland. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #509.
James Fleming. Innovative educator James Fleming discusses how communities can teach young people to excell in school who may never have thought about attending college. Fleming directs the Pre-College Enrichment Academy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #510.
Stephen Bright. Human rights activist Stephen Bright believes that society should strive to develop more humane alternatives to the death penalty while improving prison conditions. Bright, director of the Southern Center for Human rights in Atlanta, Georgia, is interviewed by Thomas Guernsey, Dean of the SIU School of Law.
One on One. #511.
Sandra Johnson. Johnson, a professor of law at the St. Louis University School of Law Center for Health/Law Studies, talks with Marsha Ryan, M.D./J.D. of Carbondale about medical and ethical issues in patient care and rights issues.
One on One. #512.
Martin Marty. Host Jak Tichenor talks with Martin Marty, a religious historian at the University of Chicago and a 1998 Lincoln Laureate.
One on One. #601.
James Fallows. Tired of talking heads? Think today's news is too much style over content? Journalist and media critic James Fallows discusses why Americans mistrust the news media. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #602.
John Seigenthaler. Former Kennedy Administration Justice Department staffer John Seigenthaler recalls the dangers facing the "Freedom Riders" as they travelled the south in the struggle for civil rights. Seigenthaler now heads the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. Hosted by Mike Lawrence, Associate Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute.
One on One. #603.
Douglass Parker. What would Zeus have told his therapist about the trials and travails of being the king of the gods? University of Texas-Austin classicist and translator Douglass Parker tells all in this often hilarious and always witty view of ancient comedy and tragedy. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #604.
Jim Edgar. Former Governor Jim Edgar discusses his political roots in Charleston, Illinois and how they led to three decades of public service as state lawmaker, Secretary of State, and Governor (1991-1999). Edgar talks about the highs and lows of life in the political arena and offers insights into his philosophy of public administration. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #605.
Michael Dukakis. SIU Public Policy Institute Director Paul Simon interviews 1988 Democratic Presidential nominee Michael Dukakis. The former Massachusetts Governor talks about the challenges of a life in politics and the need for more young people to seek careers in public service.
One on One. #606.
Judith Roales. St. Petersburg Times Publisher Judith Roales discusses the changing roles of the nation's newspapers in the Internet age. Roales, who started her journalism career in the mid 1960's at SIUC's Daily Egyptian, also describes her experiences as a woman in the news business. Hosted by Donald Jugenheimer, chairman of the SIUC School of Journalism.
One on One. #607.
Linda Chavez. Former Reagan Administration Human Rights Commissioner Linda Chavez discusses her book Out of the Barrio and her experiences with racial discrimination that helped shape her views as an outspoken and often controversial critic of bilingual education and affirmative action programs. Interviewed by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #609.
C. Everett Koop. In a One on One conversation with SIU Public Policy Institute Director Paul Simon, Former U.S. Surgeon General Koop outlines his strategy for providing a basic level of health care for the American public. He also discusses his battles with the tobacco industry in light of recent court cases on smoking and cancer, and his prescription for living life as a healthy senior citizen.
One on One. #610.
Studs Terkel. Pulitzer prize-winning author and radio host Studs Terkel is Paul Simon's guest for a special interview. Terkel, one of the country's best known oral historians, discusses what he's learned in 85 years of living and what he would like to pass on to future generations from a career spanning literature, broadcasting, and film.
One on One. #611.
William Warfield. Grammy award-winning vocal artist William Warfield looks back on his career as a star of stage and screen in this interview with Paul Simon. Warfield, now 79, made his recital debut at New York's famous Town Hall in 1950 and performed to wide acclaim in films such as "Showboat" and in Broadway hits like"Call Me Mister" and "Porgy and Bess."
One on One. #612.
Preston Jackson. SIUC alumnus Preston Jackson has earned an international acclaim as a sculptor, painter, and educator who inspires students in their artistic ambitions. Jackson's art has a keen social conscience that attacks racism, poverty, and violence while drawing lessons from history like slavery and the Holocaust. The Decatur, Illinois native now heads the sculpture program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #613.
David Levy, 3. Parade Magazine contributing editor David Levy combines his love of celestial phenomena and literature in his new book, More Things in Heaven and Earth: Poets and Astronomers Read the Night Sky. Levy, an amateur astronomer, has discovered 21 comets. One of these, Shoemaker-Levy 9, collided with Jupiter in the summer of 1994, resulting in the greatest explosion ever witnessed on another world. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #614.
Carl Bernstein. Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Bernstein wants to see journalists spending more of their time digging for stories of substance than chasing tabloid headlines. Bernstein and fellow Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974. Bernstein discusses Watergate, Nixon, and the future of the news media in a One on One interview hosted by CMCMA Dean Joe Foote.
One on One. #615.
Peter Bensinger. Former United States Drug Enforcement Administration head Peter Bensinger discusses his career in corrections, drug policy, and the creation of the drug free workplace concept. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
Donna Dewey. #701.
Denver filmmaker Donna Dewey journeyed to Vietnam to chronicle the work of doctors whose volunteer efforts change lives around the world. While there, she documented the deeply moving story of a teenager whose life-changing plastic surgery became A Story of Healing, which won the Academy award for short-form documentary in 1998. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
Nadine Strossen. #702.
Hate speech and its impact on First Amendment rights headlines this interview with American Civil Liberties Union Board President Nadine Strossen. Strossen discusses the ACLU's often controversial history of protecting the rights of the unpopular in American society with constitutional law scholar Brannon Denning of the SIU School of Law.
Nikki Giovanni. #703.
One of the nation's most widely read poets, Nikki Giovanni is a voice of the black community through her poetry and prose. The best-selling poet, author, and essayist is a Distinguished University Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she teaches writing, poetry, and literature. Giovanni is interviewed by longtime friend and colleague, Dr. Joseph Brown, Director of SIUC Black American Studies program.
Robert Hartley. #704.
Former Illinois Secretary of State Paul Powell's shoebox fortune is one of the enduring legends of 20th century American politics. Author and former Springfield reporter Robert Hartley traces the likely origins of Powell's mysterious wealth in his new book from the SIU Press, Paul Powell, a Lifelong Democrat. Hartley is interviewed by another statehouse veteran, Mike Lawrence, Associate Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute.
Bill O’Hanlon. #705.
Therapist Bill O'Hanlon discusses his work as a developer of brief solution-oriented therapy which emphasizes finding pragmatic solutions to people's problems over a relatively short number of sessions with counselors and therapists. O'Hanlon has written or co-authored nine books on therapy and taught over 500 therapy seminars around the world since 1977. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
Jim Bittermann. #706.
From the death of Princess Diana to the war in Bosnia, CNN Senior Paris Correspondent Jim Bittermann is one of the most seasoned reporters to deliver international news coverage to audiences in the United States. Bittermann, an SIUC Radio-Television graduate, discusses the changes in global news coverage created by satellite and internet technology and the impact of tabloid style journalism on the electronic media. Hosted by Joe Foote, Director of the Cronkite School of Communications at Arizona State University.
Sir David Nicholas. #707.
Sir David Nicholas changed the face of broadcast journalism in Great Britain as the producer of News at 10, the country's first nightly commercial newscast. The former International Television News executive details the changes in journalism throughout a long and distinguished career beginning in newspapers to today's satellite news networks. Hosted by Joe Foote, former Dean of the SIUC College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.
Bob Richards. #708.
Champaign native Bob Richards is the only athlete to win two gold medals in the pole vault in Olympic history at Helsinki in 1952 and Melbourne in 1956. An ordained minister, the "Vaulting Vicar" as he became known, won numerous athletic achievements and earned an international reputation as a motivational speaker to millions.
Lee Newsom. #709.
Blackbeard's pirate ship the Queen Anne's Revenge is finally coming to light nearly 300 years after it ran aground and sank off the coast of North Carolina. On this One on One, meet Lee Newsom, a curator at SIUC Center for Archaeological Investigations. Newsom, an expert in tracing ancient plant life, is one of the scientists who identified the wreck's timbers and artifacts as belonging to the flagship of one of history's most infamous brigands.
Lynn Martin. #710.
Lynn Martins’ rise to political power began in Rockford where as a high school teacher, she launched her first campaign for County Board. Later, she rose through the ranks as a member of the Illinois House and Senate before charting a distinguished career in the U.S. House of Representatives. Named Labor Secretary under former President George Bush, Martin worked hard to open doors for women and minorities in the workplace. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
Donald McHenry. #711.
United States Ambassador to the United Nations and SIUC alumnus Donald McHenry discusses the future of the UN following the end of the Cold War. McHenry, an East St. Louis native is interviewed by Paul Simon, Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute.
Shirley Motley Portwood. #712.
Portwood’s book Tell Us a Story, An African American Family in the Heartland is a vibrant mosaic of autobiography and family history set in Springfield, Illinois, and in rural southern Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas. The SIU Edwardsville historian weaves oral histories from five generations of her family with the historical record dating back to the days of slavery for a poignant, often joyful chronicle of African American family life in rural mid-America. Portwood is interviewed by SIUC Black American Studies Director, Joseph Brown.
Janet Baum. #713.
St. Louis architect Janet Baum has broken new ground as one of the nation's leading architects designing high-tech laboratory facilities for such agencies as the National Institutes of Health and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. In this One on One interview, Baum describes her career as one of the few women in this highly specialized profession, and the challenges of designing buildings for the future amid constantly changing technical standards and innovations. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
Harold Steele. #714.
Veteran agricultural leader Harold Steele fought for farmers in Springfield and Washington, D.C., in a distinguished career as President of the Illinois Farm Bureau and head of the nation's farm credit system. Steele, a lifelong Bureau County farmer, shares his love of the soil and its people in this One on One interview with Jak Tichenor.
Paul Simon. #715.
The former United States Senator and one-time Presidential hopeful believes politicians need to pay more attention to the people and not the polls as they stake out their positions in public life. Simon, now Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute, outlines his thoughts on political reform in a One on One conversation with Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #716
James Baker. The Gulf War tested the mettle of veteran White House advisor James Baker, who served as President Bush's Secretary of State during the 1991 struggle to oust Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. Baker reflects upon his life as confidant and advisor to a long line of Republican Presidents in a One on One interview with Paul Simon, Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute.
One on One. #717
David Broder. National political correspondent David Broder is considered by many to be the Dean of Capitol Hill reporters for his reporting on the political scene for the Washington Post. Broder is a frequent commentator on "Washington Week in Review" on PBS and won the1973 Pulitzer Prize for political commentary. He spoke with Paul Simon, Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute during a recent visit to the SIUC campus.
One on One. #801
Kerry Kennedy Cuomo. "Witness to Power" author Kerry Kennedy Cuomo believes people can change the world by confronting those who hold the power to shape domestic and foreign policy. Cuomo, the daughter of the late U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, discusses the roots of her political activism with SIU School of Law professor Jill Adams.
One on One. #802
Richard Riley. Former U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley believes American children would be better served by year-round schooling. Riley discusses current trends in education with Paul Simon, Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute.
One on One. #803
Kenneth Hardy. Despite a rash of high profile violent incidents by youngsters, noted child psychologist Kenneth Hardy says the facts show that violence is actually on the decline in this segment of the population. Still, Hardy counsels parents to watch for violent tendencies in children and to seek professional assistance when necessary. Interviewed by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #804
Pete Seeger. The legendary folk singer/songwriter talks about his life, his art and the political forces that shaped him. Seeger, whose songs helped fuel the folk revolution of the 1960's and raised awareness for social causes for more than half a century talks with Paul Simon, Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute, host.
One on One. #805
Craig Smith. Crime novelist and SIUC alumnus Craig Smith has published several highly-successful crime novels in Europe and is now bringing them to the U.S. thanks the SIUC University Press. Smith talks about the art of writing crimes stories with Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #806
Brian Mulroney. From free trade policies to international relations after the 911 terror attacks, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney share his insights into politics and world events with Paul Simon, Director the SIU Public Policy Institute.
One on One. #807
Romeo Dallaire. As head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission to Rwanda, Canadian Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire called world attention to tribal infighting that claimed hundreds of thousands of victims. Dallaire, now retired, cautions that other such atrocities are possible when the world's leading nations decline to act swiftly and humanely in times of crisis. Interviewed by Paul Simon, Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute.
One on One. #808
Robert Moses. Robert Moses recalls the early leaders of the American civil rights movement from first hand experiences in the events leading up to Freedom Summer. An innovative mathematics educator in his own right, Moses shares his story with Joseph Brown, Director of SIUC's Black American Studies Program.
One on One. #809
Barbara Teer. East St. Louis native Barbara Ann Teer has won international recognition for her many artistic contributions to theatre and for her pioneering work in founding the National Black Theatre in Harlem in 1968. By creating economic empowerment through the arts, the NBT is committed to the establishment and development of a viable and highly visible cultural and educational institution to develop artists into strong cultural leaders who will bring dignity and financial autonomy to the communities, which they serve. Dr. Joseph Brown, Director the Black American Studies Program at SIUC, interviewed Teer.
One on One. #810
Neil de Grasse Tyson. As a child in the Bronx, Dr. Neil de Grasse Tyson was captivated by the mysteries of the universe. Today, as director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, Dr. Tyson is one of the country's leading astrophysicists whose professional research interests include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of the Milky Way. Tyson discusses his life's work, new developments in astrophysics, and theories about the origin of the Universe and how it may end. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #811
Elizabeth Farnsworth. The Senior Correspondent from the long-running PBS series, The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, shares stories from her journalism career with former U. S. Senator Paul Simon, Director of SIU's Public Policy Institute. Farnsworth was the keynote speaker at WSIU-TV's 40th anniversary gala celebration on November 3, 2002
One on One. #812
John Lockard. Boeing Corporation Vice President John Lockard discusses the changing face of military aviation and space in the wake of the September eleventh terrorist attacks. Lockard, a former Navy Rear Admiral, talks with Jak Tichenor about the strategy of using today's highly lethal weapons systems in post Cold War threat environments like Afghanistan.
One on One. #813
Paul Hendrickson. Author Paul Hendrickson is researching a new book examining the families of law enforcement officers who were involved in the death of Emmet Till, the Chicago teenager whose brutal lynching helped spark the American civil rights movement. Hendrickson, who also wrote a highly acclaimed biography of former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, discusses his work with Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #814
M. Cherif Bassiouni. DePaul University School of Law professor M. Cheriff Bassiouni helped lay the foundation for the International Tribunal responsible for trying former Serbian President Slobodon Milosevic and others accused of crimes against humanity in the former Yugoslavia. Bassiouni, also the architect of the proposed United Nations International Criminal Court, discusses the need for establishing effective treaties and institutions to protect human rights worldwide. Hosted by Jak Tichenor
One on One. #815
John Anderson. Former Illinois Republican Congressman John Anderson stunned the pundits with his independent run for President in 1980. Today, Anderson heads the World Federalist Society and speaks out on a wide variety of public policy issues including campaign finance reform. Interviewed by Paul Simon, Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute.
One on One. #816
Ron Synovitz. SIUC Journalism alumnus Ron Synovitz offers unique insights into the economic and social climate of the nations of the former Warsaw Pact. A correspondent for Radio Free Europe headquartered in the Czech Republic, Synovitz describes the growth of the new economies in post Cold War Eastern Europe and gives first hand accounts of life in war torn areas of the former Yugoslavia. Hosted by Jak Tichenor
One on One. #901
William Hungate. The former U.S. District Judge and member of Congress shares a wealth of personal insights into his long and productive life in public service. Hungate was interviewed by Paul Simon, Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute.
One on One. #902
John Y. Simon. Tensions ran high in southern Illinois during the Civil War where many residents found their sympathies on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. SIUC historian John Y. Simon discusses southern Illinois' role in the Civil War. Local historian Gordon Pruett interviews Simon, a nationally respected scholar on the period and editor of the Ulysses S. Grant papers at SIUC.
One on One. #903
Taylor Pensoneau. Illinois author and historian Taylor Pensoneau traces the violent story of the Shelton brothers, one of Illinois most infamous criminal gangs of the early 20th century. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #904
Bernard Shaw. Former CNN and correspondent Bernard Shaw's live reports from Baghdad brought the start of the Gulf War into millions of living rooms in January 1991. Often described as "the man who made CNN", the Chicago native reported from the scenes of triumph and tragedy for 20-years for the world's first cable news network. Shaw discusses his career, his views on journalism, and his eyewitness view to history with Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #905
David Halberstam. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Halberstam believes his fellow New Yorkers have rallied in the face of the 9/11 terror attacks and have emerged as a united community. Halberstam discusses the United States after 9/11, U.S. foreign policy from the 1990's to the present, and the craft of reporting in a changing media environment in this One on One interview with Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #906
Rachel Barton. Chicago concert violinist Rachel Barton talks about her lifelong love of music and treats viewers to a solo performance of one of her original compositions. Friend and colleague Edward Benyas, SIUC Director of Concerts, interviewed Barton.
One on One. #907
Joseph Feagin. Sociologist Joseph Feagin discusses the roots of racism and the United States and the coming white minority. Feagin, a graduate research professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Florida is the author of award-winning books on racism and human rights. Hosted by Joseph Brown, Director of Black American Studies at SIUC.
One on One. #908
Ramsey Clark. Paul Simon, Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute, talks with former Secretary of State Ramsey Clark about the United States role in world affairs, including the Bush administration s policy towards Iraq.
One on One. #909
Martin Marty. Paul Simon, Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute, talks with religious historian, Martin Marty about religious faith in history and its meaning in contemporary life. Marty, an emeritus professor of Religious History at the University of Chicago is the author of more than 50 books on the history of religion.
One on One. #910
Chris Bury. ABC Nightline correspondent and SIUC alumnus, Chris Bury, talks about his career in network news and the changing world of electronic journalism. Bury was interviewed by SIUC Radio Television assistant professor Judy Darling.
One on One. #911
Lou Conte. DuQuoin native Lou Conte starred on Broadway before settling in the Windy City to launch Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, one of the country's most innovative and influential dance companies. Conte was recently awarded the Order of Lincoln medallion for his lifetime contributions to the performing arts. Interviewed by Jak Tichenor
One on One #912
Douglas Wilder. Douglas Wilder broke new ground as the nation's first elected African-American governor when he was sworn in as Virginia's chief executive in 1990. Once denied admission to law school in his home state, Wilder's victory was especially significant in a state where African-Americans represent less than 20-percent of the population. Wilder discusses his life in public service and the law with Brannon Denning of the School of Law in this One on One interview.
One on One. #913
David Dinkins. Considered the second toughest job in the country next to being President, David Dinkins was elected Mayor of New York City in 1989. A lawyer by training, Dinkins began his public service career in the New York State Assembly in 1966 and currently serves as a professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Paul Simon, Director of the SIU Public Policy Institute, hosts the One on One interview.
One on One. #914
Jesse White. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White could have been a standout baseball player but instead devoted his life to public service. White, a former paratrooper, founded the world famous Jesse White Tumblers to help young people find a purpose and direction in life while carving out a political career as a member of the Illinois General Assembly and Cook County Recorder of Deeds. The first African-American to serve as Illinois Secretary of State, White was elected to his second term in November, 2002. Interviewed by Jak Tichenor.
One on One. #915
Ellen Soetober. St. Louis Post Dispatch editor Ellen Soetober discusses the challenges of running one of the country's busiest newsrooms in today's volatile media environment. Soetober is interviewed by former Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Recktenwald of the SIUC School of Journalism.
One on One. #916
Clayton Yeutter. Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Clayton Yeutter shares his thoughts on U.S. farm policy and international trade issues in a One on One interview with SIU Public Policy Institute Director Paul Simon.
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