James Baldwin appears on the BBC program Bookshelf . Here he explains his writing ,influences, and the the state of race relations in America. Baldwin states in the interview “if I’m a novelist with a message it is only one….. the effort people have to make to deal with others as human beings.” African Americans have […]Read more "James Baldwin BBC Bookshelf Program Interview (1963)"
This is an interview of Ayn Rand by Mike Wallace. She was the developer of Objectivism during the 20th century, which many ideas of the American conservative movement have adopted . Far-right Libertarians also adopted her ideas, but in reality Rand did not agree with their ideological positions. Ayn Rand explains her philosophy in this […]Read more "Ayn Rand Interview (1959)"
Dr. Maulana Karenga was interviewed in 2009. He was the developer of Kwanzaa, which began in 1966. This holiday was designed to celebrate African American history, African heritage and culture. Besides being a professor of Africana studies, he remains a life long activist. Dr.Karenga provides an analysis of race relations and the nature of the […]Read more "Interview with Dr.Maulana Karenga (2009)"
This documentary was produced in 1983 discussing the newly independent state of Zimbabwe. The country had defeated colonialism and white minority rule. The Ian Smith regime was removed and elections were held. During this period Robert Mugabe served as Prime Minister beginning in 1980. ZANU and ZAPU had to work on building a nation damaged […]Read more "The New Zimbabwe (1983)"
Universal Studios dominated horror films in the 1930s. They would not have been able to do this without the talented actors such as Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Films such as Frankenstein and Dracula scared and amused audiences. These films became enshrined in popular culture so much so adults and children dress up as these […]Read more "Rivals:Horror Movie Stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff Documentary (1995)"
Phillip K. Dick science fiction writer and author explains in this interview about the differences in literary expression in both France and America. Dick was the author of Man in The High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? , which would later on be adapted to television and films. Dick criticizes American desire for […]Read more "Phillip K. Dick Interview in France (1977)"
Bertrand Russell the renown mathematician, philosopher, historian, and logician appears in this Face to Face BBC program in 1959. This interview reveals his political and ideological convictions, while simultaneously discussing his background. Born into a life of privilege and politics of 19th century Britain , tragedy struck him at a young age. He lost both […]Read more "Bertrand Russell BBC Face to Face Interview (1959)"