November 1, 2001

Charity talks with actor, Robert Guillaume. They talk about his early life in 1930's St. Louis, and the beginning of his professional acting career. His first role was as a part of the chorus in a revival of Finnian's Rainbow. They talk about his role on the long running television series "Benson," and his recovery from a minor stroke that occurred in 1998. He's now a spokesman for the American Heart Association and a publisher of multi-ethnic fairytales.

Although the story of jazz has been told many times jazz historian, Alyn Shipton, believes much of what we think we know about jazz is not true. He talks with Charity about the precursors to and the origins of jazz. They discuss how jazz became popular around the world and how many artists from many parts of the world influenced its development. He is the author of "A New History of Jazz."