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Great Conversations

Great Conversations

GREAT CONVERSATIONS is a series featuring distinguished authors, each recognized in an area of prominence and each uniquely paired with an interviewer.

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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3009093911/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen talks about her new book The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia - winner of the 2017 National Book Award for nonfiction. She is interviewed by Clarissa Ward, a CNN senior international correspondent. /episodes/get/85272 /episode/85272 Masha Gessen and Clarissa Ward /episode-player/85272

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen talks about her new book The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia - winner of the 2017 National Book Award for nonfiction. She is interviewed by Clarissa Ward, a CNN senior international correspondent.

Air date:
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:31
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3008844060/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Robert Wright, author of Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment, is interviewed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. /episodes/get/85096 /episode/85096 Robert Wright and Jon Kabat-Zinn /episode-player/85096

Robert Wright, author of Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment, is interviewed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Air date:
Tue, 01/30/2018 - 23:19
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3001860318/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman discusses his new book, "Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations". He is interviewed by Kentucky journalist and U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth. /episodes/get/55194 /episode/55194 Tom Friedman and John Yarmuth /episode-player/55194

Friedman, internationally renowned author, reporter, and New York Times columnist-the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes-talks about his book Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration with Kentucky journalist and U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth.

Air date:
Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3001416697/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false American economist Joseph Stiglitz, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics and the John Bates Clark Medal, is interviewed by Rana Foroohar, columnist and editor at Financial Times. Stiglitz is the author of several books, the latest being "The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the... /episodes/get/54902 /episode/54902 Joseph Stiglitz and Rana Foroohar /episode-player/54902

American economist Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics and the John Bates Clark Medal, is interviewed by Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor at TIME. Stiglitz is the author of several books, the latest being The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe. Foroohar is author of Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business.

Air date:
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3000317626/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The author of such bestsellers as "Parliament of Whores" and "Give War a Chance," P.J. O'Rourke discusses his latest book, "How The Hell Did This Happen?," about the 2016 presidential election. He is interviewed by Robert Siegel, senior host of NPR's All... /episodes/get/54734 /episode/54734 P.J. O'Rourke and Robert Siegel /episode-player/54734

The author of such bestsellers as Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance, discusses his latest book, How The Hell Did This Happen?, about the 2016 presidential election. He is interviewed by Robert Siegel, senior host of NPR's "All Things Considered."

Air date:
Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365934314/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Buzzfeed's Isaac Fitzgerald interviews Colson Whitehead about his book, "The Underground Railroad," chronicling a young slave's desperate bid for freedom, and a heroine's flight that serves as a powerful meditation on both history and the present day. /episodes/get/54584 /episode/54584 Colson Whitehead and Isaac Fitzgerald /episode-player/54584

Buzzfeed's Isaac Fitzgerald interviews Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead about his book The Underground Railroad, chronicling a young slave's desperate bid for freedom and a heroine's flight that serves as a powerful meditation on both history and the present day.

Air date:
Tue, 01/17/2017 - 01:00
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