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43:09

Remembering 'Star Wars' Actress Carrie Fisher

In addition to playing Princess Leia in the original Star Wars movies, Fisher was also the author of Postcards from the Edge and The Princess Diarist. Originally broadcast in 1990, 2004 and 2016.

32:04

Looking At The Life And Times Of Thelonious Monk

Robin D.G. Kelley's new book, Thelonioius Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, focuses on the career of the eccentric jazz pianist and composer. It reveals new details about Monk's life, music and mental health problems, and provides a glimpse into the New York jazz scene of the mid-twentieth century.

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E. Fuller Torrey on Mental Illness

Dr. E. Fuller Torrey is a research psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia and manic-depressive illness. He has authored many books on the subject of mental illness and is president of the Treatment Advocacy Center, as well as associate director for laboratory research at the Stanley Medical Research Institute.

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Kay Redfield Jamison

Jamison is an authority on manic- depression and suicide. Her book, Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide is now out in paperback Shes also the author of Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament. JAMISON disclosed her own 30-year battle with manic-depression in the memoir, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness. Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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From the Archives: Writing and Parenting with Bipolar Illness.

Novelist Kaye Gibbons. She's the author of several acclaimed novels: Ellen Foster and Charms for the Easy Life. One reviewer says "Gibbon's brilliance lies in examining with unsentimental tenderness a family poised on the brink of disaster." Gibbons' novel, Sights Unseen (Putnam) is about a girl's life with her manic-depressive mother. Gibbons herself has the illness, and she'll talk with Terry about that. (Rebroadcast of 9/14/1995)

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From the Archives: Kay Redfield Jamison Discusses "Mood and Madness."

Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison is an authority on manic-depression, and the author of the 1993 book Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, (Free Press/MacMillan). Jamison disclosed her own 30-year battle with manic-depression in the recent memoir, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness (Knopf). Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. (Rebroadcast of 9/14/1995).

20:43

Writing and Parenting with Bipolar Illness.

Novelist Kaye Gibbons. She's the author of several acclaimed novels: Ellen Foster and Charms for the Easy Life. One reviewer says "Gibbon's brilliance lies in examining with unsentimental tenderness a family poised on the brink of disaster." Gibbons has a new novel, Sights Unseen (Putnam) about a girl's life with her manic-depressive mother. Gibbons herself has the illness, and she'll talk with Terry about that.

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