Richard Kluger is the author of "Ashes to Ashes," a history of the American cigarette industry. Kluger tells Steve Paulson that the tobacco industry has been allowed to develop without government regulation and that the Clinton administration's aggressive anti-smoking policies present voters with a clear choice in November. Also, NY Times reporter Philip Hilts tells Judith Strasser that the tobacco industry has a long history of evasion and deception; that it targets young smokers; and that the current spate of product liability suits may force the industry to change.SEGMENT 2:
Richard Hurt runs the Nicotine Dependence Center at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. It's an intensive, eight day, residential treatment program. Hurt tells Steve Paulson that his clients are long-time smokers who've been unable to quit on their own and describes some of the techniques he uses. Kluger's success rate after one year is around forty three percent.SEGMENT 3:
David Shaw is the media critic for the Los Angeles Times and the author of "The Pleasure Police." He tells Jim Fleming when he began to notice the fervor of the anti-smoking movement and wonders if it's gone too far.For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 07-28-A.
Edward Fredrick is a biomechanical engineer who sees no limit to human physical potential. He tells Jim Fleming how athletes are developing both their bodies and supportive technology to create new levels of achievement. Also, physiologist Brian Whipp tells Jim Fleming that extraordinary athleticism is nothing new. Whipp has studied the capabilities of the Roman Legionnaires and come to some amazing conclusions.SEGMENT 2:
Engineer Ralph Ray tells Steve Paulson all about the Superbike II, the most technologically advanced bicycle ever built. The US Olympic team is using it in Atlanta. By the way, Superbikes cost more than Roll Royces and have no brakes. Also, sports psychologist Jim Loehr (lair) tells Steve Paulson about IPS or Ideal Performance State and the techniques athletes use to achieve it.SEGMENT 3:
Lynne Cox broke the records (men's and women's!) for swimming the English Channel when she was 15. Now she swims for peace. Cox tells Judith Strasser about her role as a research subject for scientists studying the effects of cold on the human body, and how she uses her swims (such as the one across the Bering Stait) to foster international cooperation. She also speaks lyrically about swimming at night, with sharks, amisdt huge ocean swells. Cox is working on a book called "Between Borders."For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 07-28-B.
Judith Martin (a.k.a. Miss Manners) tells Jim Fleming that etiquette is not just a ploy of the idle rich. She says that too many people demand respect and are quick to react (sometimes violently) to perceived slights but that they are unwilling to extend the same courtesy to others. According to Miss Manners, society cannot function without both law and etiquette. Judith Martin's newspaper column is internationally syndicated, and she is the author of "Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior" and "Miss Manners Rescues Civilization."SEGMENT 2:
Historian Richard Bushman tells Steve Paulson that rules of behavior have a long history in America and are one means of establishing social hierarchy. Bushman teaches at Columbia and is the author of "The Refinement of America." Also, Sarah Kortum tells Jim Fleming about the importance of etiquette books in the 19th century and provides several examples from her book "The Hatless Man: An Anthology of Odd and Forgotten Manners." And, Village Voice columnist Cynthia Heimel provides a brief commentary on the joys of losing your cool.SEGMENT 3:
Jesse Sheidlower is an editor in the Random House reference department and editor of "The F Word." He talks with Judith Strasser about the history of "the F word" and its ever wider acceptance in American society, especially among the young.For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 07-28-C.