This series features distinguished authors, each recognized in an area of prominence and each uniquely paired with an interviewer.
Great Conversations Previous Broadcasts
Congressman John Lewis (Episode #503)
KQED World: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Georgia's 5th Congressional District Representative and an American icon, John Lewis has witnessed history in the making and made history himself as one of the key figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis is turning to the graphic novel format, with March. Interviewer to be announced.
David Boies and Jeffrey Toobin (Episode #604)
KQED World: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
David Boies is a highly distinguished American trial lawyer who has litigated some of the highest profile cases in recent history talks with Jeffrey Toobin, prominent legal journalist, staff writer for The New Yorker, senior analyst for CNN, and author of The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court. The two discuss Boies' book Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality, a dramatic and up-close account of his arguments, and ultimate triumph, in the landmark Supreme Court case which struck down Proposition 8, reinstating the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians in California.
Jessye Norman and Gloria Steinem (Episode #603)
KQED World: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Two powerful voices for women and the arts come together in this program. Jessye Norman, recognized as one of the most versatile operatic singers of recent decades, talks with Ms. Magazine founder and feminist icon Gloria Steinem. The two discuss Norman's memoir Stand Up Straight and Sing!, which recalls the strong women who were her role models, and the importance of the arts and arts education. Their conversation was recorded in November 2014 at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.
Timothy Geithner and James Surowiecki (Episode #602)
KQED World: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Timothy Geithner, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and CEO of the Federal Reserve, served under President Obama during the 2008 financial crisis. In his book Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises, he takes readers behind the scenes of America's greatest period of economic distress since the Great Depression of the 1930. In this program, recorded in November 2014 at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum, Geithner discusses his book and the financial crisis with James Surowiecki, staff writer of "The Financial Page" at The New Yorker.