Aspen Institute Presents
This series features the most compelling conversations and interviews from the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival, which brings together exceptional thought leaders to discuss key issues of the day.
Aspen Institute Presents Previous Broadcasts
American People and American Politics (Episode #202)
KQED World: Sun, Oct 27, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
What does it mean to be an American today? The Aspen Institute Presents: People, American Politics questions the current state of politics as the country's politicians and citizens remain divided on issues, including gun control, immigration and national security. Host Hari Sreenivasan (PBS NewsHour) looks at compelling political sessions at the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival from citizenship led by writer Eric Liu to the Republican Party with Karl Rove to the 2008 and 2012 elections with Nate Silver and Katie Couric.
Reinventing Television (Episode #204)
KQED World: Sun, Oct 20, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
Television isn't just television; watch everything from news to comedies to sports and more at the touch of your finger via a television set, computer, tablet or smartphone now and later. The Aspen Institute Presents: Reinventing Television and host Jon Stewart of the BBC bring the best of three Aspen Ideas Festival sessions spotlighting the ever changing medium of television. Moderated by The Atlantic's James Fallows, the panel of Executive Director of International Operations Ehab Al Shihabi of Al Jazeera, lawyer Robert Barnett, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell, Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour (and one of the hosts of The Aspen Institute Presents) talk about Can TV News Compete? against social media. A technologies, trends and innovations conversation with Twitter's Dick Costolo, former FFC Chairman Julius Genachowski and CEO Michael Lynton of Sony with Jerry Murdock looks to The Future of Your TV. Also, novelist and public radio host Kurt Andersen dissects What Do TV Shows Tell Us about Ourselves? with award-winning writer and producer James L. Brooks (Mary Tyler Moore, Taxi, The Simpsons).
Solving The Economic Puzzle (Episode #203)
KQED World: Sun, Oct 13, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
One day the employment rate and stock market are up, and the next they are down. On the third episode of The Aspen Institute Presents, Solving the Economic Puzzle focuses on the creation of jobs in conventional and creative ways in the abstract and not-so-abstract concept of economy. Host Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour attends the conversation on The Challenge of Building American Jobs with professor Austan Goolsbee, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, "Behind the Kitchen Door" author Saru Jayaraman, editor-in-chief Kevin J. Delaney of Quartz and American Action Forum's president Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Also, Walter Isaacson of The Aspen Institute speaks with Kickstarter founder Perry Chen in Kickstarter and the Economics of Creativity to discuss the project, and its effects on the creative field and "starving artists."
Privacy, Safety, and the Law (Episode #205)
KQED World: Sun, Oct 6, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
Privacy or Safety? The continuing talk of the controversial issue is brought into question in the fifth and final episode of WORLD Channel's second season of The Aspen Institute Presents. The BBC's Jon Stewart hosts Privacy, Safety, and the Law, which weighs the importance of privacy and safety for both the government and citizens of the United States. National security experts, including former U.S. Representative of California Jane Harman, The Aspen Institute's Executive Vice President Elliott Gerson, former U.S. naval Vice Admiral Mike McConnell and national correspondent James Fallows of The Atlantic contribute to the conversation on if We Are Safe? in the nation. Legal commentator Jeffrey Rossen debates law professor Tim Wu over Matter of Debate: Is Privacy Paramount or Should We Live in a Transparent Society?, moderated by Jim Halpert.