Interviews Housed at Harvard Libraries

Many of the hundreds of hours of Dr. Chirban’s interviews with B.F. Skinner from 1970 to 1991 are housed at Harvard University's Archives.  The selected recordings address particular topics of psychology, spirituality, religion, philosophy, sociology, and science.

The Schlesinger Library houses Dr. Chirban’s interviews of major national and  international notables from across disciplines focusing on the balance of personal and professional life, the experience of success and fulfillment, and targeting major subjects within their disciplines.
Olympic champion Mary Lou Retton and Dr. Chirban speak with Dr. Phil on the challenges athletes face at the highest level of achievement.

These exchanges were featured on a Dr. Phil Show discussing how many outstanding leaders in modern times overcame tremendous obstacles and retained their course and integrity while achieving their art in face of the pressured demands of the celebrity spotlight. 

Donna Summer

B. F. Skinner

Sandra Day O'Conner

Tom Brokaw

Jeane Kirkpatrick

Billy Bean

Jane Pauley

Reverend Desmond Tutu

Jessica Savitch

Keith Lockhart

Mary Cunningham

Dr. C. Everett Koop

 Tom Hanks

Ron Howard

Bette Davis

Lucille Ball

Joan Rivers

Carol Burnett

Mary Lou Retton

Jay Leno


  The following carousel includes some of the leaders in government, media, sports, and entertainment who      Dr. Chirban has interviewed—many of whom are featured in True Coming of Age and Interviewing in Depth.

To listen to a clip of an interview, click the play button located to the right of the desired interviewee.