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Alain De Botton and Brian Stetler

Author Alain de Botton discusses his book, The News: A User's Manual, a guide for our news addicted age. He is interviewed by Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and host of Reliable Sources.
Season 16 Episode 5 Length 56:33 Premiere: 04/26/14

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Alain De Botton and Brian Stetler

S16 E5 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 04/26/14

Rick Pitino and Joe Nocera

S16 E4 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 02/09/14

Chris Matthews and E. J. Dionne, Jr.

S16 E3 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 01/05/14

Pat Conroy and Maureen Corrigan

S16 E2 Length 56:36 Premiere Date 12/15/13

Congressman John Lewis and Rachel Maddow

S16 E1 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 11/04/13

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Renee Fleming with Richard Powers - S23 E4

Acclaimed soprano Renee Fleming discusses her book, "Music and Mind: Harnessing the Arts for Health and Wellness," which contains essays from preeminent experts about the powerful impacts of music on health, with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Powers, author of "The Overstory." Recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Harvard Professor Steven Pinker is the author of "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined". He is interviewed by Neal Conan, award-winning journalist and host of "Talk of the Nation" on National Public Radio. With the panache and intellectual zeal that he is known for, Pinker calls for a rethinking of your deepest beliefs about progress, modernity, and human nature. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum. A 2012 KET production.

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Ray Kurzweil and Jim Fleming - S15 E2

Premiered On: 12/16/2012

Ray Kurzweil, author of "How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed", is interviewed by Jim Fleming, Peabody Award-winning host of Public Radio International's "To the Best of Our Knowledge". In his book, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the limitless potential of reverse engineering the human brain. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum. A 2012 KET Production.

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Elaine Pagels and Gustav Niebuhr - S15 E4

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Religion scholar Elaine Pagels, Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University and author of numerous books including "The Gnostic Gospels" and "Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation", is interviewed by Gustav Niebuhr, associate professor in religion and the media at Syracuse University. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum. A 2013 KET Production.

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