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This edition: Barbara Mensch

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 24, 2019.

First aired: February 18, 2019.

Photographer Barbara Mensch’s new book—“In the Shadow of Genius: The Brooklyn Bridge and Its Creators”--- is a love letter to the Brooklyn Bridge. As New Yorkers, we may cross it many times in our lives, but rarely do we stop to think about the role it has played in the city’s history and culture. And few of know much about the three people who were most involved in creating it: John, Washington and Emily Roebling. In her book Mensch traces the lives of these three remarkable people and the bridge’s evolution over the 16 years it took to build it---before it opened in 1883. .

Her writing and photographs dramatize--- in ways previously unknown to us-- how the Brooklyn Bridge is truly a work of genius.

Guest List

  • Barbara Mensch
  • Saturday, February 23 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, February 24 - 9:30am
  • Monday, February 25 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, March 2 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, March 4 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Ken Foster
  • Monday, March 4 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 6 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, March 9 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, March 10 - 9:30am
  • Monday, March 11 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, March 16 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, March 18 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Ken Auletta, Author
  • Monday, March 18 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 20 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, March 23 - 8:00pm
  • Barbara Mensch
  • Monday, February 18 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 20 - 11:30pm
  • Reniqua Allen
  • Monday, February 4 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 6 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, February 9 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, February 10 - 9:30am
  • Monday, February 11 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, February 16 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, February 18 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Jeannie Park and Margaret Chin
  • Wednesday, January 23 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, January 26 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, January 27 - 9:30am
  • Monday, January 28 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, February 2 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, February 4 - 8:00am, 2:00pm