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From the Archives: William Langeweische Discusses What It Feels Like to Fly.

William Langewiesche ("long-ah-VEE-sha") is a writer and a pilot. He grew up around planes and learned to fly when he was a child. His father, a test pilot, wrote a text that is considered to be the bible of aerial navigation ("Stick and Rudder"). Langewiesche's book "Inside the Sky: A Meditation on Flight" has just come out in paperback. (Vintage) His other books include: "Cutting for Sign," "Stick and Rudder," and "Sahara unveiled: a Journey across the Desert." Originally aired 6/18/98.

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From the Archives: The Highs and Lows of Lindbergh's Life.

This week the winners of the Pulitzer Prize were announced. Among them, A. Scott Berg for his biography "Lindbergh" (Putnam) Berg was the first and only writer to be given unrestricted access to the Lindbergh archives. Charles Lindbergh broke records with the first transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927. In 1932, his 20-month old son was kidnapped and later found dead. The resulting hysteria sent the Lindberghs into exile.

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The Highs and Lows of Lindbergh's Life

Biographer A. Scott Berg on the life of Charles Lindbergh. Berg is the first and only writer to be given unrestricted access to the Lindbergh archives, and he found surprises at every turn while doing research for his book, "Lindbergh." (Putnam) Lindbergh broke records with the first transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927. In 1932, his 20-month old son was kidnapped and later found dead. The resulting hysteria sent the Lindberghs into exile.

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William Langeweische Discusses What It Feels Like to Fly.

William Langeweische is a writer and a pilot. He grew up around planes and learned to fly when he was a child. His father, a test pilot, wrote a text that is considered to be the bible of aerial navigation ("Stick and Rudder"). Langewiesche has written his own book about flying from a different perspective, called "Inside the Sky: A Meditation on Flight."

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Playwright, Actor and Director Sam Shepard.

Playwright, Actor and Director Sam Shepard talks about how he got started in theater. Shepard won a Pulitzer for his play "Buried Child" and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Chuck Yeager in "The Right Stuff." Shepard stars in the new film "The Only Thrill."

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Writer Laurence Gonzales on the Mystical Feeling of Flying

Gonzales has a new book about his love affair with flying, called "One Zero Charlie: Adventures in Grass Roots Aviation." He grew up listening to the stories his mother told of his father's last flight in a B-17 bomber over Dusseldorf in World War II. Gonzales is a commercial pilot who competes in aerobatics flying.

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