Miller Center Forums
A broadcast version of the popular nonpartisan weekly lecture series that connects public officials, scholars, and journalists with students and well-informed lay audiences to discuss the critical issues of the day.
Miller Center Forums Previous Broadcasts
David Maraniss - Fact vs. Presidential Myth: The Obama Version (Episode #1605)
KQED World: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 -- 8:00 AM
David Maraniss is associate editor at the Washington Post and author of Barack Obama: The Story, a generational biography teeming with fresh insights and revealing information on the president. The book is a master narrative drawn from hundreds of interviews, including President Obama in the Oval Office, and a trove of letters, journals, diaries, and other documents.
- KQED World: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
Michele Dunne - Crisis In Syria (Episode #1608)
KQED World: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Michele Dunne is director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. She has served in the White House on the National Security Council staff, on the State Department's Policy Planning staff, in its Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and as a diplomat in Cairo and Jerusalem.
Marcus Brauchli and Chris Cillizza - The Long Battle Ahead: The 2012 Presidential Election and How The Washington Post W (Episode #1604)
KQED World: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 8:00 AM
Marcus Brauchli, Washington Post executive editor, oversees print and digital news operations. Previously, he had served as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, overseeing its print and online news operations, both in the US and internationally. Chris Cillizza writes "The Fix," a politics blog for The Washington Post. He also covers the White House for the newspaper and web site. Cillizza has appeared as a guest on NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, and CNN.
- KQED World: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
Jim Lehrer - Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain (Episode #1513)
KQED World: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Jim Lehrer is an American journalist and the executive editor and former news anchor for PBS NewsHour, known for his role as a frequent debate moderator during elections. Lehrer is an author of non-fiction and fiction, drawing from his experiences and interests in history and politics.
Timothy Naftali - Watergate in Nixonland: The Challenge of Presenting Public History in a Presidential Library (Episode #1603)
KQED World: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 8:00 AM
Timothy Naftali, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, studies leaders, power, and international affairs. He is the author or co-author of four books, including "'One Hell of a Gamble': Khrushchev, Castro and Kennedy, 1958-1964," "Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism," and "George H. W. Bush. " From 1998 to 2006, Naftali led the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center. During this period, he also served as a consultant to the Nazi War Crimes Interagency Working Group and the 9/11 Commission. Joining the National Archives in 2006, he became the first director of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Naftali left the library in 2011 to write a study of the Kennedy presidency, scheduled to be published in 2013. Naftali, who has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, FOX News, CNN, the History Channel and C-SPAN, has written for The New York Times, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post.
- KQED World: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
Bruce Riedel - Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America and the Future of the Global Jihad (Episode #1512)
KQED World: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Pakistan and America have been gripped together in a deadly embrace for decades. For half a century American presidents from both parties pursued narrow short-term interests in Pakistan. This myopia actually backfired in the long term, helping to destabilize the political landscape and radicalizing the population, setting the stage for the global jihad we face today. Bruce Riedel, one of America's foremost authorities on US security and South Asia, sketches the history of US-Pakistani relations from the partitioning of the subcontinent in 1947 up through the present day. It is muddled story, meandering through periods of friendship and enmity. Riedel deftly interprets the tortuous path of relations between two very different nations that remain, in many ways, stuck with each other.
Jodi Kantor - The Obamas (Episode #1602)
KQED World: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 8:00 AM
Jodi Kantor has covered the world of Barack and Michelle Obama since the beginning of 2007, also writing about Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Richard Holbrooke, Eric Holder and many others along the way. Ms. Kantor graduated from Columbia and attended Harvard Law School. But soon after she arrived, she caught the journalism bug, took time off to work at Slate.com, and never looked back. She joined The New York Times in 2003 as Arts & Leisure editor, revamping the section and helping lead a makeover of the culture report.
- KQED World: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
Peter Bergen - Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden-from 9/11 to Abbottabad (Episode #1511)
KQED World: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
It was only a week before 9/11 that Peter Bergen turned in the manuscript of "Holy War, Inc.," the story of Osama bin Laden (whom Bergen had once interviewed in a mud hut in Afghanistan) and his declaration of war on America. The book became a New York Times bestseller and the essential portrait of the most formidable terrorist enterprise of our time. In "Manhunt," Bergen picks up the thread with this taut yet panoramic account of the pursuit and killing of bin Laden.
Michael Kranish - The Real Romney (Episode #1601)
KQED World: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 8:00 AM
Mitt Romney has masterfully positioned himself as the front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In "The Real Romney, " a definitive, unflinching biography by Boston Globe investigative reporter Michael Kranish, with Scott Helman, readers will finally discover the true Romney. Even though he's become a household name, the former Massachusetts governor remains an enigma to many in America, his character and core convictions elusive, his record little known. Who is the man behind that sweep of dark hair, distinguished white sideburns, and high-wattage smile? Romney often seems to be two people at once: a savvy politician, and someone who will simply say anything to win. A business visionary, and a calculating dealmaker. A man comfortable in his faith and with family, and one who can have trouble connecting with average voters.
- KQED World: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 11:00 AM