- The Cosby crusade
Bill Cosby built his career on comedy, but his criticism of the black community is no laughing matter. While some say Cosby is right when he says blacks need to start embracing personal responsibility, critics say he's ignoring a history of racism and oppression.9:06 a.m.
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Writes for the Atlantic Monthly. His article, "This Is How We Lost to the White Man: The Audacity of Bill Cosby's Black Conservatism," appears in the most recent issue of the magazine. His forthcoming memoir is titled "The Beautiful Struggle."
John McWhorter: Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of several books, including "Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America."
- Enger channels the old west in his new novel
Minnesota writer Leif Enger's new novel, "So Brave, Young and Handsome," is a tribute to the Western. An old cowboy seeks forgiveness from his estranged wife as he tries to shake a pursuing Pinkerton detective.10:06 a.m.
Leif Enger: Author of the new novel, "So Brave, Young and Handsome." His first book, "Peace Like a River," was published in 2002. Previously he worked as a reporter at Minnesota Public Radio.
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