May 23, 2001

Thomas Hine, historian, talks with Todd about America's definition of the "teenager". He talks about how society created this role, what is expected of this age group, and why. He discusses how our definition of teenagers affects them, their parents, and their place in society. His book is "The Rise & Fall of the American Teenager".

Jason Goodwin, historian and journalist, talks with Todd about the Ottoman Empire. He talks about the rulers and people who were involved in the Empire, how it came to be, and how it fell. His book is "Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire".