Tom Wolfe; Kurt Vonnegut; Michael Johnson; Lou Holtz

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Tuesday 11/19/1996

Writer Tom Wolfe expands on a recent essay exploring neuroscience, genetic determinism, and the brain as a hard-wired mechanism. Kurt Vonnegut talks about his 1961 novel "Mother Night"—now a motion picture starring Nick Nolte and Sheryl Lee—and grades his own books including "Slaughterhouse-Five," "Cat's Cradle," and "Timequake." Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson reflects on his record-breaking gold medal wins in the 200 and 400-meter in Atlanta, his unique running style, and his memoir, "Slaying the Dragon." Charlie remembers the reign of Lou Holtz as Notre Dame head football coach after Holtz's announcement that he will be leaving the school.