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This edition: John McWhorter, Author, "About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America"

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 24, 2008.

”John McWhorter is an iconoclast who provides provocative viewpoints supported by scholarly savvy,” says Doug Muzzio. Dr. McWhorter is a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford; the author of 10 books including the best selling and influential “Losing the Race.” He has written scores of Op-Ed's and think pieces on race and culture and is a fixture on television news and radio commentary. His newest book is “All About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America.

Guest List

John McWhorter Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Prof. Douglas Muzzio Political Analyst, CUNY TV, Professor, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College/CUNY