The Confab — Oct. 9, 2009

This week: Author and comedian David Alan Grier joins Books on The Root contributor Felicia Pride to discuss his new book Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth. Grier shares a laugh about the time the president made him cry, the death of  "the angry black man" and explains why some things just aren't funny. Plus, the insane days of In Living Color and why television shows are still black and white.   * Podcast production by Abdullah Rufus. * Podcast theme music by Timothy Morrison.