Dan Raviv Announces He is Leaving CBS News (on radio’s Weekend Roundup)

January 21, 2017

Here's the last minute (or so) of the CBS News Weekend Roundup of 1/20/2017 -- in which the host, Dan Raviv, announces that he is leaving CBS News after 42 years based in Boston, New York, Tel Aviv, London, Miami, and then Washington.  He hosted the Weekend Roundup for 19 years.


CEO Expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld on Donald Trump and his Twitter Fights

December 9, 2016

Interviewed for the CBS News Weekend Roundup, Yale School of Management's senior associate dean for leadership studies -- Prof. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld -- talks about how corporate CEO's are dealing with Donald Trump's combative style, on Twitter and elsewhere.


Elaine Sciolino, Author in Paris - on France’s Volatile Politics

December 2, 2016

Longtime New York Times correspondent Elaine Sciolino -- a former bureau chief in Paris -- author of The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs -- speaks to Dan Raviv, host of the CBS News Weekend Roundup, about these dramatic days in French politics.  They also discuss rightwing politicians throughout Europe.


Daniel Gordis, on His New Book, “Israel: A Concise History…”

November 23, 2016

Interviewed by Dan Raviv, a CBS News correspondent who himself has co-authored books about Israel, Daniel Gordis discusses his new book, "Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn."  This is a 4-minute excerpt of the CBS News Weekend Roundup.


Jay McInerney on his New Novel, Tells Dan Raviv…

August 24, 2016

Best-selling novelist Jay McInerney tells CBS's Dan Raviv about the third novel in his series about the fictional Russell and Corinne Calloway -- "Bright, Precious Days."  


Jay Solomon of Wall Street Journal : Making More Headlines in New Book, “The Iran Wars”

August 24, 2016

In a 10-minute interview with CBS's Dan Raviv, Jay Solomon -- foreign affairs correspondent for The Wall Street Journal -- discusses his new book: The Iran Wars. Solomon considers where things are going, as nearly 8 years of Barack Obama's diplomacy with Iran come to a close -- while the Islamic Republic of Iran still clearly labels the United States as an enemy.


Olympic Pride, American Prejudice - Documentary on African-American Athletes at Berlin 1936

August 5, 2016

The widely praised documentary, "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice," focuses on all 18 African-American athletes who represented the U.S.A. at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, in Nazi Germany, in 1936.  The story is much deeper and wider than just one hero, Jesse Owens.  On the CBS News Weekend Roundup, anchor Dan Raviv interviewed the director of the documentary, Deborah Riley Draper.


“Zero Days” Spotlights Lack of Discussion about Cyber-Weapons: Alex Gibney Reveals…

June 23, 2016

Interviewed by Dan Raviv for the CBS News Weekend Roundup, award-winning director Alex Gibney discusses his new documentary -- "Zero Days" -- which examines how the U.S. and Israel together attacked Iran's nuclear program with a powerful, clever cyber-weapon.  Gibney wonders if it's healthy to keep the entire cyberwarfare program so secretive.  Harry Truman didn't deny the U.S. had just dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in 1945!


‘Kinky Boots’ Director - Plans 70-Year-Olds Hip-Hop on Broadway

June 17, 2016

On CBS News Weekend Roundup (airing June 17-19, easily found by Google or other search) ... Jerry Mitchell, the award-winning choreographer and director of "Kinky Boots" (and many other Broadway shows), reveals he plans a hip-hop musical starring 70-year-olds.   And a lot more -- in this 3-minute interview.  "Kinky Boots" (Tony Awardee in 2013 at Best Musical on Broadway) is at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC through July 10 and continues on the road after that.


Sebastian Junger’s new book, “Tribe”: Homecoming is Problematic

May 17, 2016

Best-selling author Sebastian Junger talks about his new book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, with Dan Raviv, anchor of the CBS News Weekend Roundup.   With examples throughout history, Junger finds that we could learn a lot from tribal societies -- and then the return home of America's warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan might be easier.  It could be more human and humane.