• Fresh Air, John McWhorter and Joel Meyerowitz

  • By: Terry Gross
  • Narrated by: Terry Gross
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Radio/TV Program
  • Release date: 03-11-02
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: WHYY-FM
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

Linguist John McWhorter and photographer Joel Meyerowitz on this editin of Fresh Air. John McWhorter's newest book is called The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language. He has written on Ebonics, language and African Americans, and the origins of the Creole Language. His other books include Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America and Word on the Street: Debunking the Myth of 'Pure' Standard English. McWhorter is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. In honor of the six-month anniversary of September 11, 2001, Joel Meyerowitz talks about his World Trade Center Archive Project, a traveling State Department-sponsored exhibition of Ground Zero photographs. Meyerowitz originally spoke about his World Trade Center photos when he was a guest on Fresh Air on October 23, 2001. For more information, go to www.joelmeyerowitz.com. (Broadcast Date: March 11, 2002)
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