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Norman Lear, (Pt. 1) is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude. As a political activist, he founded the advocacy organization People For the American Way in 1981 and has supported First Amendment rights and progressive causes. Shows like "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" didn't just shatter ratings charts - they changed the way we thought about American society. Why is that - and what can that tell us about the power of socially-conscious art? I'll ask legendary television producer Norman Lear - the man behind "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" - in tonight's Conversation with Great Minds. His new book is Even This I Get to Experience.


Norman Lear, (Pt. 2) is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude. As a political activist, he founded the advocacy organization People For the American Way in 1981 and has supported First Amendment rights and progressive causes. Shows like "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" didn't just shatter ratings charts - they changed the way we thought about American society. Why is that - and what can that tell us about the power of socially-conscious art? I'll ask legendary television producer Norman Lear - the man behind "All in the Family: and "The Jeffersons" - in tonight's Conversation with Great Minds. His new book is Even This I Get to Experience.


Scott Horton, Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfare / Harper's Magazine joins Thom Hartmann.


Scott Horton, Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfare / Harper's Magazine joins Thom Hartmann


Richard Eskow, Campaign for America's Future & host of The Zero Hour joins Thom Hartmann.


Richard Eskow, Campaign for America's Future & host of The Zero Hour joins Thom Hartmann.


Greg Palast, BBC News / Al Jazeera / The Guardian / Vultures and Vote Rustlers & Brad Friedman, The Brad Blog join Thom Hartmann. Americans love to think they're number one at everything. But when it comes to the integrity of our election process - new studies say that we're more like 26th. Why is that?


Greg Palast, BBC News / Al Jazeera / The Guardian / Vultures and Vote Rustlers & Brad Friedman, The Brad Blog join Thom Hartmann. Americans love to think they're number one at everything. But when it comes to the integrity of our election process - new studies say that we're more like 26th. Why is that?


For tonight's special hour-long Conversations with Great Minds - I'm joined by legendary journalist Phil Donahue. Phil is a longtime talkshow host - writer - and film producer best known as the creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show - which ran for 29 years. Phil is also the co-director of the Oscar-nominated 2006 documentary Body of War - which chronicled the life and story of Tomas Young - an Iraq War veteran turned anti-war activist - who recently passed away. Over the course of his career - Phil has received nine Emmy Awards - has been named one of TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time - and has been inducted into Academy of Television and Sciences Hall of Fame.


For tonight's special hour-long Conversations with Great Minds - I'm joined by legendary journalist Phil Donahue. Phil is a longtime talkshow host - writer - and film producer best known as the creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show - which ran for 29 years. Phil is also the co-director of the Oscar-nominated 2006 documentary Body of War - which chronicled the life and story of Tomas Young - an Iraq War veteran turned anti-war activist - who recently passed away. Over the course of his career - Phil has received nine Emmy Awards - has been named one of TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time - and has been inducted into Academy of Television and Sciences Hall of Fame.


For tonight's special hour-long Conversations with Great Minds - I'm joined by legendary journalist Phil Donahue. Phil is a longtime talkshow host - writer - and film producer best known as the creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show - which ran for 29 years. Phil is also the co-director of the Oscar-nominated 2006 documentary Body of War - which chronicled the life and story of Tomas Young - an Iraq War veteran turned anti-war activist - who recently passed away. Over the course of his career - Phil has received nine Emmy Awards - has been named one of TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time - and has been inducted into Academy of Television and Sciences Hall of Fame.


For tonight's special hour-long Conversations with Great Minds - I'm joined by legendary journalist Phil Donahue. Phil is a longtime talkshow host - writer - and film producer best known as the creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show - which ran for 29 years. Phil is also the co-director of the Oscar-nominated 2006 documentary Body of War - which chronicled the life and story of Tomas Young - an Iraq War veteran turned anti-war activist - who recently passed away. Over the course of his career - Phil has received nine Emmy Awards - has been named one of TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time - and has been inducted into Academy of Television and Sciences Hall of Fame.


Dan Sisson, The American Revolution of 1800, joins Thom Hartmann who co-authored this book. Just 24 years after he wrote the Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson spearheaded a second American revolution. What was this second American revolution? And what can it tell us about we can do to protect our democracy right now in 2014? "The American Revolution of 1800" - a classic work of scholarship that - for me - like so many others - changed the way I saw the history of our country. If there's one book you need to read to understand the real origins of American democracy - this is it


Dan Sisson, The American Revolution of 1800, joins Thom Hartmann who co-authored this book. Just 24 years after he wrote the Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson spearheaded a second American revolution. What was this second American revolution? And what can it tell us about we can do to protect our democracy right now in 2014? "The American Revolution of 1800" - a classic work of scholarship that - for me - like so many others - changed the way I saw the history of our country If there's one book you need to read to understand the real origins of American democracy - this is it


Dr. David Korten, YES! Magazine/New Economy Working Group / Agenda for a New Economy joins Thom Hartmann. Our fossil-fuel driven economy is killing us and it's killing the one planet we call home. So how can we build an economy that protects the environment and grows the middle class - all at the same time?


Dr. David Korten, YES! Magazine/New Economy Working Group / Agenda for a New Economy joins Thom Hartmann. Our fossil-fuel driven economy is killing us and it's killing the one planet we call home. So how can we build an economy that protects the environment and grows the middle class - all at the same time?


Paul Stamets, Fungi Perfecti / Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World


Paul Stamets, Fungi Perfecti / Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World


Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work, joins Thom Hartmann for Conversations w/Great Minds.


Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work, joins Thom Hartmann for Conversations with Great Minds.


The CDC says thimerosal in vaccines is safe - but Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. disagrees - and says he has the science to back it up. The leading environmental activist will make his case for removing thimerosal from vaccines in tonight's special Thursday edition of Conversation With Great Minds.


Activist Robert F. Kennedy talks about climate change.


Peggy is the Chairperson of the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (the JUCCCE). She is internationally-recognized for her expertise on China's sustainability efforts - and is also an advisor to the World Economic Forum Project Board on Sustainable Consumption. Peggy has been honored as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader - a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment- a Forbes "Woman to Watch in Asia" - and one of China's top 50 innovative business leaders by China Business News Weekly. In 2007 - she organized the MIT Forum on the Future of Energy in China - which at the time was the first public dialogue between US and Chinese government officials on clean energy in China. China and the United States are the world's two biggest powers and polluters- so how important is an open dialogue between the two superpowers when it comes to combatting global warming and climate change?


Peggy is the Chairperson of the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (the JUCCCE). She is internationally-recognized for her expertise on China's sustainability efforts - and is also an advisor to the World Economic Forum Project Board on Sustainable Consumption. Peggy has been honored as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader - a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment- a Forbes "Woman to Watch in Asia" - and one of China's top 50 innovative business leaders by China Business News Weekly. In 2007 - she organized the MIT Forum on the Future of Energy in China - which at the time was the first public dialogue between US and Chinese government officials on clean energy in China. China and the United States are the world's two biggest powers and polluters- so how important is an open dialogue between the two superpowers when it comes to combatting global warming and climate change?