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Dani Shapiro and Robert Siegel

Dani Shapiro and Robert Siegel

Author Dani Shapiro discusses her book Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love, with Robert Siegel, retired host of NPR's All Things Considered. Inheritance is a book about secrets and a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her identity. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.
Season 21 Episode 1 Length 56:37 Premiere: 11/11/19

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Great Conversations

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This series showcases a diverse and fascinating array of authors and interviewers from a wide range of fields including politics, science, education, public journalism, and the arts. Interviews are taped at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Philippe de Montebello and Michael Kimmelman

Premiered On: 11/25/2014

Philippe de Montebello, the longest-serving director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses his book, "Rendez-vous with Art". He is interviewed by chief art critic for "The New York Times" Michael Kimmelman. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Jessye Norman and Gloria Steinem

Premiered On: 01/12/2015

Legendary opera singer Jessye Norman, discusses her memoir "Stand Up Straight and Sing!", which recalls the strong women who were her role models. She is interviewed by Gloria Steinem, feminist activist and co-founder of "Ms." magazine. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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David Boies and Jeffrey Toobin

Premiered On: 04/20/2015

Acclaimed Attorney David Boies, current legal counsel for Sony Pictures Entertainment, has represented clients in many high-profile U.S. cases. Boies was co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Perry v. Brown, establishing the constitutional right for same-sex marriage in California. He discusses the historic case with Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer at "The New Yorker" and the senior legal analyst for CNN. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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John Irving and Sam Tanenhaus

Premiered On: 12/07/2015

Author John Irving discusses his new novel, "Avenue of Mysteries". His prolific career includes "The World According to Garp", which won the National Book Award in 1980, and "A Prayer for Owen Meany". Irving is interviewed by American historian Sam Tanenhaus, a contributor to Bloomberg Politics and Bloomberg View, and a columnist and associate editor at the British monthly, "Prospect". Tanenhaus is also a former editor in chief of the Sunday Book Review and Week in Review at "The New York Times". The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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E.J. Dionne and James Fallows

Premiered On: 03/21/2016

Journalist and political commentator E.J. Dionne, a long-time op-ed columnist for "The Washington Post", talks about his book, "Why The Right Went Wrong: Conservatism - from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond". He is interviewed by James Fallows, a National correspondent for "The Atlantic". The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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Season 21 Episodes

Admiral James Stavridis and Melissa Block

S21 E2 Length 56:38 Premiere Date 3/16/20

Dani Shapiro and Robert Siegel

S21 E1 Length 56:37 Premiere Date 11/11/19

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