Larry’s radio and television interviews and book talks appear below. Links to registration information and further details, where available, are included for public events.
Stay tuned for more upcoming events.
Larry appears in CNN’s American Dynasties: The Kennedys, a six-part weekly series airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET, March 11 through April 15, 2018
Selected Previous Events, 2016 – 2018:
MAY 13, 10 a.m.: Annual meeting of Association for the Centers of the Study of Congress, Ted Kennedy Institute for the Senate, 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston
JULY 5: Fresh Air interview with Dave Davies, time varies by station
JULY 6: The Jim Engster Show, 5:15 p.m. ET
JULY 7: Boston Public Radio interview with Jim Braude and Margery Eagen, 1:30 p.m. ET
JULY 7, 6:30 p.m.: Dinner talk at Fenway Park Writers Series, Wheels Up, Brookline Avenue next to Game On, Boston
JULY 10: WFAN / WXRK interview with Bob Salter, 8:10 a.m. ET
JULY 10: Conversations LIVE interview with Cyrus Webb, 5 p.m. ET
JULY 10: KGO Radio 810 interview with Pat Thurston, 7 p.m. ET
JULY 11: Morning Show interview with Shelley Irwin, 8:40 a.m. ET
JULY 11: Northeast Public Radio, The Book Show interview with Joe Donahue, Tuesdays 3 p.m. ET and Thursdays 8:30 p.m. ET
JULY 11: KBAI 930 AM interview with Joe Teehan, 3 p.m. ET
JULY 11: Inside Charlotesville interview with Coy Barefoot, 4 p.m. ET
JULY 12: The Bill Newman Show, 9 a.m. ET
JULY 12: A Touch of Grey interview with Richard Neer and Carole Marks, 10 a.m. ET
JULY 12: Specific Gravity interview with Jeff Schechtman, 11:30 a.m. ET
JULY 12: The Take with Sue O’Connell, NECN, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
JULY 12, 7:30 p.m.: Talk at Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
JULY 13: Townsquare Media Albany, times vary by affiliate
JULY 13, 5:30: Massachusetts Historical Society reception and talk, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston. Register via the Historical Society’s calendar.
JULY 14: Keeping Democracy Alive, WNTK, interview with Burt Cohen, noon ET
JULY 15: The Business of Wisdom interview with Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones, 9:30 a.m. ET
JULY 15: WGTD Morning Show interview with Greg Berg, 10 a.m. ET
JULY 15: Cincinnati Edition interview with Mike Heyne, 11 a.m. ET
JULY 15: On the Bookshelf interview with Dave (Doc) Kirby, 5 p.m. ET taping, broadcast times may vary
JULY 18: Viewpoints interview with Pat Reuter, 3 p.m. ET taping, broadcast times may vary
JULY 18: Keep it Moving interview with Marsha Jews, 7 p.m. ET
JULY 19: The Public Eye interview with Al Vuona, airtime TBD
JULY 19: Maggie Linton Show, 10 a.m. ET, Sirius XM Urban View
JULY 20: The Attitude w/Arnie Arnesen, 12:30 p.m. ET
JULY 21: WDBO FM 96.5 interview with Pat Williams, 2:30 p.m
JULY 24: 94WIP Conversations with Peter Solomon, 7:30 a.m. ET
JULY 24: WDAS and WJJZ Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m. ET
JULY 25, noon: Public talk at Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street – contact Foundations@unionleague.org to sign up
JULY 25, 6 p.m.: Private talk at Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street
JULY 26: WCPN Ideastream Cleveland, Part 1 of 2, 1:40 p.m. ET. Part 2 airs on July 27.
JULY 26, 8 p.m.: Talk at the Pen and Pencil Club, 1522 Latimer Street, Philadelphia
JULY 27: Radio Times, 11 a.m. ET
JULY 27, 5:30 p.m.: By invitation only at Philadelphia Bar Association Foundation, Drinker Biddle & Reath law firm, One Logan Square, Suite 2000, Philadelphia
JULY 27, 7:30 p.m.: Talk at the Parkway Central Library in Philadelphia, Room 108, 1901 Vine Street
JULY 27: WCPN Ideastream Cleveland, Part 2 of 2, 12:52 p.m. ET. Part 1 aired on July 26.
JULY 29: Morning Joe, 8:45 a.m. ET
JULY 29: Another View interview with Barbara Hamm Lee, noon ET
AUGUST 1: Up to Date interview with Steve Kraske, noon ET
AUGUST 2, 6 p.m.: Talk sponsored by O’Neill and Associates at the Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf. RSVP by July 29th to firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-646-1060.
AUGUST 7, 9 a.m.: Private talk at Falmouth Jewish Congregation, 7 Hatchville Road, E. Falmouth, MA
AUGUST 8: A Rude Awakening interview with Sabrina Jacobs, 3:30 p.m. PT
AUGUST 9, 2 p.m.: Talk at the Dreamland Theater, 17 S. Water Street, Nantucket, MA
AUGUST 10, 10 a.m.: Talk at the Osterville Village Library, 43 Wianno Avenue, Osterville, MA
AUGUST 10, 5 p.m.: Reception at JFK Hyannis Museum, 397 Main Street, then 6:30 talk at Cape Codder Resort, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA
AUGUST 12, 12:15 p.m.: Talk at Sacramento Seminar, North Beach Restaurant, 1512 Stockton Street, San Francisco
AUGUST 12, 6 p.m.: Talk at California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco
AUGUST 17, 7 p.m.: Talk in Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles
AUGUST 18, 7 p.m.: Talk at Richard Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA
AUGUST 25: Taping for The Kathleen Dunn Show, Wisconsin Public Radio, airtime TBD
AUGUST 27, 4 p.m.: Talk at Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit, MA
SEPTEMBER 12, noon: Talk at AFL-CIO headquarters, 815 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. Register here.
SEPTEMBER 12, 6:30 p.m.: Talk at Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, Washington, DC.
SEPTEMBER 13, noon: Talk at National Archives Museum, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue (bet. 7th and 9th), Washington, D.C. Register here.
SEPTEMBER 13, 7 p.m.: Talk at The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road, Washington, D.C. See details and link to RSVP here.
SEPTEMBER 14: What’s at Stake, WPFW, 9 a.m.
SEPTEMBER 14, noon: Private talk at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, 3050 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.
SEPTEMBER 14, 5:15 p.m.: Talk at Capitol Hill Hotel, 200 C Street SE, Washington, D.C.
SEPTEMBER 14: TK with Thom Hartmann, Dish/direct-TV, 7:30 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 15: C-SPAN “Q&A” with Brian Lamb, 11 a.m.
SEPTEMBER 15, 12:30 p.m.: Private talk with RFK Senate staffers at Dubliner Restaurant, 4 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.
SEPTEMBER 15, 6:30 p.m.: Author Meet and Greet, Annapolis Bookstore, 53 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD
SEPTEMBER 18, 9:15 a.m.: Talk at Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln Street, Lexington, MA
SEPTEMBER 18: Radio with a View, WMBR, interview with Marc Stern, 10:30 a.m. ET
SEPTEMBER 18, 5:30 p.m.: Private talk at The Esplanade, 75 Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge, MA
SEPTEMBER 19, 6:30 p.m.: City Salon Series, Seasons 52, 220 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA
SEPTEMBER 26, 6 p.m.: Talk at Irish Fellowship Club, Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse, 1028 N. Rush Street, Chicago
SEPTEMBER 27: Taping of “Morning Shift,” WBEZ Radio, 10 a.m.
SEPTEMBER 27, noon.: Talk at DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, Chicago
SEPTEMBER 27, 6 p.m.: Talk at the Chicago Public Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street
SEPTEMBER 28: Interview on WLS Radio Chicago, 8:35 a.m.
SEPTEMBER 28, noon: Lunch-learn talk by Temples Solel and Sukkat Shalom, Standard Club, 320 Plymouth Court, Chicago. RSVP to email@example.com or by phone to 847-251-2675.
SEPTEMBER 28, 7 p.m.: Talk at Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams Street, Chicago
SEPTEMBER 29, 11:30 a.m.: Talk to International Press Club, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago
SEPTEMBER 29, 7 p.m.: Talk at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Avenue, Chicago
SEPTEMBER 30, 12:15: Talk at University of Chicago Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn
OCTOBER 5, 6 p.m.: Talk at John F. Kennedy Library, Columbia Point, Boston. Register here.
OCTOBER 6, 6:30 p.m.: Talk at Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA
OCTOBER 13, 6 p.m.: Talk at Boston University’s Gottlieb Center, Student Union Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Ave.
OCTOBER 16, 9:30 a.m.: Talk at Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main Street, Haverhill, MA
OCTOBER 16, 2 p.m.: Private talk at Edgewood Retirement Community, 575 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA
OCTOBER 17, 6:30 p.m.: Private talk at the University Club, 1 W. 54th Street, New York
OCTOBER 18, 6:30 p.m.: Talk at Temple Israel, 112 E. 75th Street, New York
OCTOBER 19, noon: Talk at the New York Public Library, Community Room, 455 5th Avenue (at 40th Street), New York
OCTOBER 19, 6:30 p.m.: Evening reception/talk at the Vera Institute, 233 Broadway, 12th floor, New York. Register here.
OCTOBER 20, 6 p.m.: Evening talk at Columbia University Library, 535 W. 114th Street, New York in celebration of Larry’s donation of papers and interview tapes and transcripts. Register here.
OCTOBER 24: 7:30 p.m. Talk at Concord Book Festival, Newbury Court/Morrison Theater, 100 Newbury Court, Concord, MA
OCTOBER 25, 6 p.m.: Talk at Boston University’s Thurman Center, Trustees Ballroom, Questrom Business School, 595 Commonwealth Ave.
OCTOBER 28: 6 p.m. Talk at Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main Street, Sandwich, MA
NOVEMBER 2: 7 p.m.: Talk at Lasell College, 1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA
NOVEMBER 14, 11 a.m.: Talk at Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA
NOVEMBER 15, 6:30 p.m.: Talk at the Walpole Public Library, 143 School Street, Walpole, MA
FEBRUARY 9: 7:30 p.m. Talk at Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL
FEBRUARY 20: 6:30 p.m. Talk at Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI
FEBRUARY 24: noon. Talk at Harvard Club of Cape Cod, Doubletree Inn, Route 132, Hyannis
MARCH 13: 6:30 p.m. Talk at Harvard Club, 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
MARCH 14: 11:30. Talk at Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, N. Easton, MA
MARCH 17: 8 p.m. Talk at Lexington Historical Society, Brookhaven, 1010 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA
MARCH 22: 7 p.m. Falmouth Historical Society talk at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 81 Main Street, Falmouth MA
MARCH 29: 7:30 p.m. Talk at Savings Bank Theater, Wakefield (MA) High School, 60 Farm Street
MARCH 30: 11 a.m. Talk at UMass-Boston’s Osher Lifelong Learning Lunch, Quincy Neighborhood Club, 27 Glendale Road (for reservations, call 617-287-7312)
APRIL 2: 4 p.m. Talk at Irish Heritage Center, 3905 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH
APRIL 3: 7 p.m. Talk at Gallagher Student Center Theater, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
APRIL 4: 6 p.m. Talk at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH
APRIL 13: 4 p.m. The Clubhouse, Willowbend, Mashpee, MA
MAY 12: 11 a.m. Talk at Newton Library Book and Author Lunch, Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue
MAY 20: 8:15 a.m. Talk at Biographers International Conference, Emerson College, Boston
MARCH 1: 6 p.m. Boston Public Library, Central Library, Copley Square, Rabb Hall. Screening of an episode of the CNN Original Series, American Dynasties: The Kennedys. Screening followed by panel discussion featuring Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative (D-RI), Leah Wright Rigueur, professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Kennedy biographer Larry Tye, and moderator John King, CNN anchor and Chief National Correspondent.
Leroy “Satchel” Paige was the most sensational pitcher ever to throw a baseball. During his years in the Negro Leagues he fine-tuned a pitch so scorching that catchers tried to soften the sting by cushioning their gloves with beefsteaks. His career stats — 2,000 wins, 250 shutouts, three victories on the same day — are so eye-popping they seem like misprints. But bigotry kept big league teams from signing him until he was forty-two, at which point he helped propel the Cleveland Indians to the World Series. Over a career that spanned four decades, Satchel pitched more baseballs, for more fans, in more ballparks, for more teams, than any player in history.
Now there is a book worthy of this towering talent and boundary breaker.
In Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, award-winning author and journalist Larry Tye untangles myth from truth about this flawed yet majestic man. Tye shows us Satchel as a self-promoter who selflessly fought to guarantee his teammates richer paydays. He was a Casanova with outsized appetites — and a devoted father who towered over baseball with his skill as well as his shrewdness.
This new book also rewrites our history of the integration of baseball, with Satchel Paige in a starring role. While many dismissed him as a Stepin Fetchit, Satchel was something else entirely: a quiet subversive. He pitched so spectacularly that he drew the spotlight first to himself, then to his all-black Kansas City Monarchs, and inevitably to the Monarchs’ rookie second baseman Jackie Robinson. In the process, Satchel, even more than Jackie, opened the door for African Americans to the national pastime and forever changed his sport and this nation.