Program 546: Greek Godmother; Lidia's American Dream; Promised Land

Release Date: 12-01-2018


A Greece-based tour guide describes the elevated role of godparents in her adopted country, where godparents become a lifelong part of the child's family. Then TV chef Lidia Bastianich shares the story of her family's flight from Yugoslavia, and the successful family business they were able to start in America. And former NBC Middle East correspondent Martin Fletcher explains how his latest novel, set in Israel during its early years as a modern state, evokes the extraordinary drama of Israeli life in that era.


  • Greece-based tour guide Maria Sioulas
  • Lidia Bastianich, host of "Lidia's Italy" and author of "My American Dream" (Knopf)
  • Correspondent Martin Fletcher, author of "Promised Land" (Thomas Dunne-St. Martin's Press)

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