Connie Ruzich summarizes the remarks of Laura Bush at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series. Bush spoke about family, literacy, favorite books, vital volunteer organizations, and her indelible experiences as First Lady.
Ruth Drescher speaks before a Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic concert commemorating the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht. The concert featured music by Jewish composers that was banned by the Nazi regime.
The former First Lady talks with Jim Cunningham about Fred Rogers, children's books, visiting Shanksville, life in the White House, appearing with Jenna on the Leno show, libraries, teachers, her husband's activities, and the arts.
South Korean violinist Chee-Yun talks about working with conductor Marek Janowski, the special qualities of the Mendelssohn E Minor concerto, and about her recent guest appearance on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
The French piano soloist talks about the concertos of Saint-Saens, buying his trademark red socks at the Vatican, and his interest in jazz pianist Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, jazz clubs, Parisian restaurants, and Gershwin. He also mentions future Khatchaturian and Liszt projects.
Janowski talks about Halloween, Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique, his recordings "in concert" with the Pittsburgh Symphony for the Pentatone label at Heinz Hall, Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto #2, and the future of the arts in Germany at a time of financial crisis.