Nov 20, 2011 12:00pm EST
colleagues from harvard university of very well known academic, he comes back from china trying to get into town the neighbor sees two black men trying to push the door and a neighbor calls the police i don't know they are trying to break in but maybe they are. check it out by the time the police come henry is in his house and police officers check it out and he shows id. the police officer is still skeptical. one thing leads to another they have words professor gates it is quite upset thinking racial discrimination had something to do with that. >> host: but specifically? >> guest: may be. let's say for the sake of argument that henry louis gates was short tempered and was deferential what's even suppose he was being fought -- eric and is that the crime? i don't think so. i hope not and i would also hope that will trade police officers would be trained to look with this is a sense and not arrest people simply because for the sake of argument being arrogant. in any event the officer event the the the profs showed this was him. this is a firestorm, a press conference, the president
Nov 20, 2011 2:30pm EST
little overwrought by ourn standards today bridges go back 10 years before caster was in power china had gone to the communist the soviets exploded the first atomic bomb then went sputnik you have a series of events that look like the communists were taking over some of the ada to have a communist dictator in place 90 miles from the american shores was seen to be something was tolerable to everybody. o >> on the cover of your booke but if we can get and tight you have five people stripped across caster you have eisenhower, and robert kennedy what role they play?p >> it began with eisenhower. the bay of p.i.g.s. is a kennedy fiasco but he only live with it for threey months where eisenhower was in control of the operation four years. in some ways he had more to do with the development in kennedy. robert kennedy did not play that big a role in the bay of pigs first came up when he came into power but just as before the invasion he became involved and as it started to fall apart a it is the beginning of a partnership presidency and kennedy realized afterwardsea he really needed his brother'
Nov 20, 2011 4:15am EST
standards today, but if you go back in years before castro came into power, china had gone to the prime minister in 1949. the soviets exploded the first atomic bomb. and then you had sputnik. you had this series of events that made it look as if the communists were taking over. so therefore the idea of having a communist dictator in place 90 miles from american shores was seen to be as something that was intolerable not just to people on the right, but relief to everybody. >> on the cover of your book, big pictures of jfk and castro, but if we can get into it here, you have five people stripped across. you have eisenhower, and robert kennedy. liberals to the plate? >> the operation began with eisenhower. the bay of pigs is a kennedy fiasco. kennedy only live with it for three months. three months into is that the restoration. eisenhower was and control the operation for years. he had more to do with the development of the operation and kennedy did. robert kennedy did not play that much of our role when the bay of pigs first came up when kennedy came into power, but in the days before th
Nov 21, 2011 2:00am EST
? and, um, really the teachers led me to find these students. and one girl from china had written a college essay about coming to america. her very first week she was supposed to move in with her father who she hadn't seen in years, and when she got there on her first day, her new stepmother, basically, didn't want her there and kicked her out. and she was, when i met her, living on her own in a room that she represented in china town. so for one english teacher, that was the student she couldn't stop thinking about when she went home at night, and every other student i basically found that way, except for a burmese girl who i found because i wanted to observe a new student, and i really just ran into her on the first day of school and sounded very interesting that she was the only person in the whole school who spoke her language. no one else did. so i thought she would be an interesting person to follow. >> and back live at the miami book fair. it's a street fair this weekend on the campus of miami-dade college, and here's the book, you just saw brooke hauser talking about her boo