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For more than 25 years, host Marcia Franklin has recorded "Conversations That Matter" with some of the world's most noted writers and thinkers — from historians to humorists, from politicians to pundits, from jurists to journalists — for her series "Dialogue" on Idaho Public Television.

Apr 10, 2022

Host Marcia Franklin talks with bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Anna Quindlen. The two discuss the political and cultural landscape of today, including the "Me Too" movement. The author of "How Reading Changed My Life," Quindlen also talks about the power of reading to bridge gaps between people.

Quindlen has written 17 books of fiction and non-fiction, including "Lots of Candles," "Plenty of Cake," "Still Life with Bread Crumbs," "A Short Guide to a Happy Life," "Miller's Valley," and her most recent book, "Alternate Side." A longtime reporter and columnist, Quindlen worked for the New York Times for many years. In 1992 she won a Pulitzer Prize for a series of columns she wrote for the paper, including some about the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. She was also a columnist for Newsweek.

Quindlen was in Boise as the keynote speaker for the annual Idaho Humanities Council Distinguished Lecture.

Originally aired: 11/23/2018