-- HENRY BUSHKIN was lawyer to TV host and comedian Johnny Carson for 20 years, bearing witness to the private troubles -- financial, marital, and career-wise -- of the public figure. He discusses his new, revealing memoir, "Johnny Carson".
-- Filmmaker LOUISE ARCHAMBAULT discusses her film "Gabrielle" - Canada's official submission to the Best Foreign Film category of the Oscars - and why she wanted to explore the intricacies and challenges of love between mentally challenged individuals.
"No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing."
It's one of our favorite quotes from Julia Child's book, My Life in France. Child, and her time in France, play central roles in our show today. We have an in-depth interview with Luke Barr, who has just written a book called Provence, 1970. It was a time, and a place, where three of America's central tastemakers (Child, James Beard, and MFK Fisher) got together, and ended up changing the course of culinary history in America.
-- SIR THOMAS ALLEN is one of the world's leading lyric baritones, and the real-life inspiration for the hit film and play "Billy Elliot". He reflects on his rise from a working-class mining town in the north-east of England to the world's great opera stages.
Today on The World, we take you to France for the answer to life, the universe and everything. In other words, as any fan of The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy will tell you, "42." That's the name of a new French information technology school in Paris that's trying to shake up the old ways and make learning, dare we say it, a bit more American. Zut alors!