Update April 27th: This program will be rebroadcast on tonight's Charlie Rose show. Check your PBS listings. This month's Wired Magazine has a 3 page interview with Mr. Friedman about his new book.

Set your Tivo to the record the Charlie Rose show on PBS for a great interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, where they discuss his new book, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century.

I was fascinated by the discussion of Friedman's multi-level analysis of how the world is collapsing into single global community, fueled by events as far back as the fall of the Berlin Wall to the rise of Netscape and the dotcom boom, to outsourcing, insourcing, and open sourcing. Yes, they even discuss the success of FireFox. Watch this video!

Editorial review of The World is Flat on Amazon.com:

In this brilliant new book, the award-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman demystifies the brave new world for readers, allowing them to make sense of the often bewildering global scene unfolding before their eyes. With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, Friedman explains how the flattening of the world happened at the dawn of the twenty-first century; what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals; and how governments and societies can, and must, adapt. The World Is Flat is the timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.