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  • Full Title: Objectively Speaking: Ayn Rand Interviewed
  • Author(s): Edited by Marlene Podritske and Peter Schwartz
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Publisher: Lexington Books (a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
  • Publication Type: Commercial
  • ISBN-10: 0-7391-3194-X (hardcover), 0-7391-3195-4 (paperback), 0-7391-3196-6 (e-book)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7391-3194-7 (paperback), 978-0-7391-3195-4 (paperback), 978-0-7391-3196-1 (e-book)
  • Description: This book collects interviews with Rand from the 1930s to the 1980s, including both print interviews and transcripts of radio and tv appearances.


Part 1: Beginnings: A Russian Emigre's First Interviews (1932-1949)

  1. "Russian Girl Jeers at U.S. for Depression Complaint," Oakland Tribune, 1932
  2. "True Picture of Russian Girls' Love Life Tragic," Boston Post, 1936
  3. "The Woman of Tomorrow," WJZ Radio, 1949

Part 2: On Campus: Ayn Rand Talks With Future Intellectuals (1962-1966)

  1. Objectivism versus Conservatism
  2. The Campaign against "Extremism"
  3. The "Robber-Barons"
  4. Myths of Capitalism
  5. The Political Structure of a Free Society
  6. The American Constitution
  7. Objective Law
  8. The Role of a Free Press
  9. Education
  10. Romantic Literature
  11. Romanticism versus Naturalism
  12. The Visual Arts
  13. Cyrano de Bergerac
  14. Favorites in Art
  15. The Nature of Humor
  16. The Foundations of Morality
  17. Altruism
  18. Individual Rights
  19. The Ethics of Objectivism

Part 3: On Television and Radio: Ayn Rand in America's Living Rooms (1959-1981)

  1. "The Mike Wallace Interview," ABC-TV, 1959
  2. For the Intellectual, University of Michigan Television, with Professor James McConnell, 1961
  3. The Tonight Show, with Johnny Carson, NBC-TV, August 1967
  4. The Tonight Show, with Johnny Carson, NBC-TV, October 1967
  5. Speaking Freely, with Edwin Newman, NBC-TV, 1972
  6. Day and Night, a television program hosted by James Day, 1974
  7. Focus on Youth, a radio show hosted by Garth R. Ancier, 1976
  8. The Raymond Newman Journal, a radio show, 1980
  9. Louis Rukeyser's Business Journal, 1981

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