This series features distinguished authors, each recognized in an area of prominence and each uniquely paired with an interviewer.
Great Conversations Previous Broadcasts
Elaine Pagels and Gustav Niebuhr (Episode #501)
KQED World: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Elaine Pagels, religion scholar and author of Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, is considered one of the world's foremost religion scholars. In a time when global religious violence surges, Revelations explores and illuminates the roots of dissent, violence and division in the world's religions. She is interviewed by Gustav Niebuhr, Associate Professor in Religion & the Media, Syracuse University, and the former Religion Correspondent for The New York Times. Prof. Niebuhr also does occasional commentaries on religion for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."
Erik Larson/ Robert Siegel (Episode #405)
KQED World: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Best-selling nonfiction author Erik Larson discusses his books In the Garden of the Beasts, Devil in the White City, and Thunderstruck with NPR's Robert Siegel.
Chris Matthews (Episode #505)
KQED World: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
In Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews offers a firsthand and one-of-a-kind story of the friendship between President Reagan and Speaker of the House, Tip O'Neill. He draws on his own knowledge and extensive interviews for a timely lesson in how bipartisan cooperation can work.
Rosanne Cash/Nick Spitzer (Episode #401)
KQED World: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash sings several songs and discusses her book Composed: A Memoir with National Public Radio host Nick Spitzer.