After Words with Cathy Wilkerson

Cathy Wilkerson talked about her book Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times As a Weatherman, published by Seven Stories… read more

Cathy Wilkerson talked about her book Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times As a Weatherman, published by Seven Stories Press. She was a member of the 1960's radical political group the Weather Underground. In her memoir, Ms. Wilkerson recounts her middle-class upbringing and her introduction to radical politics. She examines the inner-workings of the Weathermen and describes the morning of March 6, 1970, when three members of the organization were killed in an explosion in Ms. Wilkerson’s family home, making her a fugitive. The guest interviewer was Congressman Bobby Rush.

Cathy Wilkerson worked with Students for a Democratic Society and the Weather Underground. She has been a math teacher in New York City schools for the past twenty years.

Bobby Rush is serving his eighth term as the Democratic Representative for the 1st Congressional District of Illinois. He is chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Prior to his congressional career Rep. Rush was a member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and co-founder of the Illinois Black Panther Party. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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After Words with Cathy Wilkerson

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201350-1
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Interview
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 12, 2008
Last Aired:
Jan 14, 2008

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  • Jan 12, 2008 | 9:06pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 13, 2008 | 5:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 13, 2008 | 9:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 14, 2008 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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