Author/journalist and investigative reporter Ivor Davis was deeply embedded in the life of Charles Manson, while maintaining distance from the mesmerizing pull that drew Manson’s followers to him and compelled them to do his savage, unspeakable bidding. Davis retained an independent view as the case played out, and in his gripping new book Manson Exposed: A Reporter’s 50-Year Journey into Madness and Murder, he shares his personal odyssey over half a century. He meticulously pieces together the complex and Byzantine story, making sense of the senseless as well as the facts surrounding one of the most savage massacres in American criminal history.
Over more than half a century as a writer for the Express and the Times of London, Ivor covered major events in North America. He penned a weekly entertainment column for the New York Times Syndicate for over 15 years, interviewing some of the biggest names in show business, from Cary Grant to Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton to Tom Cruise and Muhammad Ali. He was the only British daily newspaper correspondent to cover The Beatles’ first American tour from start to finish, given unparalleled access to John, Paul, George and Ringo on the road.
Writer Ivor Davis discussed the life and career of Elvis Presley. Followed by researcher and author Michael Goddart on his journey to recover his past lives, and the wisdom he has discovered along the way.More »
Author Natalie Zett discussed the tragedy of the SS Eastland passenger ship in 1915, and how her great aunt guided her during the writing of a book about it. Open Lines followed in the latter half of the program.