On the February 28 edition of "The New York Times Close Up," host Sam Roberts gets a fiscal blueprint from City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel discuss a collection of letters they edited from the writer Langston Hughes, offering a window into his life and times.

Professor Morris Dickstein turns to his life for his latest book, "Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education," reviewed in this week's Times Book Review section.

Theatre reporter Alexis Sololski introduces us to Elisabeth Moss, theatre actress and star of "The Heidi Chronicles," a revival of Wendy Wasserstein's 1989 play, now in previews at the Music Box Theatre.

And the New York Times reporters roundtable convenes.