Movies opening today:

Mr. Popper’s Penguins, directed by Mark Waters and starring Jim Carrey and Carla Gugino. It’s based on Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater’s 1938 novel Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers mti, 978-0316186469).

Green Lantern, directed by Martin Campbell, starring Ryan Reynolds, and based on the DC Comics series. Tie-ins include Constructing Green Lantern: From Page to Screen by Ozzy Inguanzo (Universe, 978-0789322616) and from Price Stern Sloan, Hal Jordan: Defender of Earth by Jake Black (978-0843198416) and Secrets of the Power Ring (978-0843198447).

Authors on today’s Leonard Lopate Show:

  • Psychohistory pioneer Robert Jay Lifton, author of Witness to an Extreme Century: A Memoir (Free Press, 978-1416590767).
  • Television news correspondent Jim Axelrod, whose book is In the Long Run: A Father, A Son, and Unintentional Lessons in Happiness (FS&G, 978-0374192112).

Tonight, Tavis Smiley talks with former talk show host Larry King about his new book, Truth Be Told: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions (Weinstein Books, 978-1602861305).

Due to the nature of live programming, scheduling is subject to change.

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