December 10, 2001

Todd talks with biographer Denis Brian about the life and accomplishments of Joseph Pulitzer. Brian tells Todd why Pulitzer is called the "Father of American Journalism". Pulitzer arrived in America penniless, but became a congressman and then the owner of major newspapers. He attempted new collections and varieties of stories. Brian's book is "Pulitzer: A Life".

New studies reveal that women's genes have traveled the world more extensively than men's. Mark Seielstad of the Harvard School of Public Health, talks with Todd about how and why women's genes are well mixed around the world.

Our book reviewer, Lev Raphael, talks with Todd about "Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War", by Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William J. Broad; "High Maintenance", by Jennifer Belle; and "Some Like It Hot", by Dan Auilar. Raphael is an author and book reviewer for "The Detroit Free Press".