PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
1:00 – 1:40
1:40 – 2:00
Appetite for Self-Destruction
How did digital technology mark the beginning of the end for the music industry? From the advent of the compact disc, through the explosion of CD sales in the 80s and 90s, to the emergence of Napster and the secret talks that led to iTunes, "Rolling Stone" contributor Steve Knopper has an answer in his new book, Appetite for Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age.
Steve Knopper, Rolling Stone contributor, author of Appetite for Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
2:00 – 2:30
Rebel Bishops Back in the Fold
Last week Pope Benedict XVI lifted the 1988 excommunication of four schismatic bishops, including Richard Williamson, a traditionalist bishop who has denied that 6 million Jews were murdered during World War II. In the aftermath of the announcement, Jewish groups denounced the Vatican for having embraced a Holocaust denier and have warned the decision could seriously harm Catholic-Jewish relations as well as plans for the Pontiff's visit to the Holy Land later this year. We explore the repercussions of the decision and ask if it signals a re-interpretation of the "traditionalist" Catholic Church.
John Allen, senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and author of "Opus Dei: An Objective Look behind the Myths and Reality of the Most Controversial Force in the Catholic Church"
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Father Thomas Rausch, professor of Catholic theology at
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TBD: Representative of Jewish community
2:30 – 2:40
2:40 – 3:00
How to Live
In his new book, How to Live, Henry Alford interviews people over 70—Phyllis Diller, Edward Albee, a woman who walked across the country at the age of 89 in support of campaign finance reform, and his own 79 year-old mother. Part family memoir, part Studs Terkel, How To Live considers the wisdom of the elderly and by showing that life after 70 is the fulfillment of—not the end to—life's questions, it may actually make you want to get older.
Henry Alford, author of How to Live