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For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds - Thom is joined by someone who played an essential role in one of the most important First Amendment cases in modern American history. James C. Goodale was vice chair and general counsel for the New York Times when it published the Pentagon Papers and led the paper's legal team in its fight against the Nixon administration. He is often called "the father of reporter's privilege" and remains to this day and powerful advocate for the freedom of the press. In addition to his legal work - Goodale has taught at Yale, NYU and Fordham University. His new book - "Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles"
is a must read for anyone who wants an in-depth look at one of the most famous Supreme Court cases of the past 40 years. James Goodale joins us now from our New York studios.


For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds - Thom is joined by someone who played an essential role in one of the most important First Amendment cases in modern American history. James C. Goodale was vice chair and general counsel for the New York Times when it published the Pentagon Papers and led the paper's legal team in its fight against the Nixon administration. He is often called "the father of reporter's privilege" and remains to this day and powerful advocate for the freedom of the press. In addition to his legal work - Goodale has taught at Yale, NYU and Fordham University. His new book - "Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles"
is a must read for anyone who wants an in-depth look at one of the most famous Supreme Court cases of the past 40 years. James Goodale joins us now from our New York studios.


Right now - the debate in Washington is over what can be done to help those in poverty - but that's not really the question that we should be asking. I'll talk to Ona Porter - founder of ProsperityWorks - about wiping out poverty altogether - in tonight's Conversations with Great Minds.


Right now - the debate in Washington is over what can be done to help those in poverty - but that's not really the question that we should be asking. I'll talk to Ona Porter - founder of ProsperityWorks - about wiping out poverty altogether - in tonight's Conversations with Great Minds.


Sari Solden, Psychotherapist & Dr. Ellen Littman, Clinical Psychologist join Thom Hartmann. Welcome to tonight's Conversations with Great Minds with Dr. Ellen Littman and Sari Solden. Dr. Ellen Littman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York - an international speaker - and has been involved with the spectrum of attentional disorders for over 25 years. In her private practice - Dr. Littman focuses on the high IQ adult and adolescent ADHD populations. She specializes in identifying and treating complex presentations of ADHD that may be misinterpreted or overlooked. She's also the co-author the book "Understanding Girls With ADHD." Sari Solden is a psychotherapist and has worked with individuals - couples - and groups with ADHD adults for over 25 years. She is also a prominent international keynote speaker and trains and consults with other mental-health professionals in assessing and counseling adults with ADHD. Sari is also the author of the book "Journeys Through ADDulthood: Discover a New Sense of Identity and Meaning with Attention Deficit Disorder." And the book, "Women with Attention Deficit Disorder" - which is now also available in Spanish and all digital formats.


Sari Solden, Psychotherapist & Dr. Ellen Littman, Clinical Psychologist join Thom Hartmann. Welcome to tonight's Conversations with Great Minds with Dr. Ellen Littman and Sari Solden. Dr. Ellen Littman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York - an international speaker - and has been involved with the spectrum of attentional disorders for over 25 years. In her private practice - Dr. Littman focuses on the high IQ adult and adolescent ADHD populations. She specializes in identifying and treating complex presentations of ADHD that may be misinterpreted or overlooked. She's also the co-author the book "Understanding Girls With ADHD." Sari Solden is a psychotherapist and has worked with individuals - couples - and groups with ADHD adults for over 25 years. She is also a prominent international keynote speaker and trains and consults with other mental-health professionals in assessing and counseling adults with ADHD. Sari is also the author of the book "Journeys Through Adulthood: Discover a New Sense of Identity and Meaning with Attention Deficit Disorder." And the book, "Women with Attention Deficit Disorder" - which is now also available in Spanish and all digital formats.


There are a lot of fish in the sea - but are there enough to provide over a billion meals a day to the global community? And what can we do to ensure that our oceans are sustainable sources of food and nutrition for years to come? Can eating fish really save the world? I'll ask Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless in tonight's Conversation With Great Minds.


There are a lot of fish in the sea - but are there enough to provide over a billion meals a day to the global community? And what can we do to ensure that our oceans are sustainable sources of food and nutrition for years to come? Can eating fish really save the world? I'll ask Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless in tonight's Conversation With Great Minds.


EXTORTION: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets joins Thom Hartmann.


EXTORTION: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets joins Thom Hartmann.


Dr. Joe Romm, Climate Progress joins Thom Hartmann. Right now - we still have have a chance to save our planet from the greatest threat it's ever faced: climate change. But at what point will our efforts be in vain? At what point will climate change become permanent?


Dr. Joe Romm, Climate Progress joins Thom Hartmann. Right now - we still have have a chance to save our planet from the greatest threat it's ever faced: climate change. But at what point will our efforts be in vain? At what point will climate change become permanent?


Alan Weisman, author Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth, the long awaited follow-up to his previous book "The World Without US" which also became a documentary for PBS' NOVA program.


Alan Weisman, author Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth, the long awaited follow-up to his previous book "The World Without US" which also became a documentary for PBS' NOVA program.


Daniel Sheehan, The Truth about Iran Contra For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds - Thom is joined by constitutional trial attorney Daniel Sheehan. Daniel is one of the most influential public interest lawyers in the country and has worked on a number of cases - including the Pentagon Papers case and the Karen Silkwood case - that have changed the course of American history. In 1980 - he founded the Christic Institute - where he served as General Counsel and Chief Trial Attorney. Daniel has also served as Chief Trial Attorney for the Romero Institute and Chief Trial Counsel for the ACLU's Rocky Mountain States chapter. His new book - "The People's Advocate: The Life and Legal History of America's Most Fearless Public Interest Lawyer" - is a must read for anyone who wants to know the inside story of some of the most important trials of the past half century.


Daniel Sheehan, The People's Advocate For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds - Thom is joined by constitutional trial attorney Daniel Sheehan. Daniel is one of the most influential public interest lawyers in the country and has worked on a number of cases - including the Pentagon Papers case and the Karen Silkwood case - that have changed the course of American history. In 1980 - he founded the Christic Institute - where he served as General Counsel and Chief Trial Attorney. Daniel has also served as Chief Trial Attorney for the Romero Institute and Chief Trial Counsel for the ACLU's Rocky Mountain States chapter. His new book - "The People's Advocate: The Life and Legal History of America's Most Fearless Public Interest Lawyer" - is a must read for anyone who wants to know the inside story of some of the most important trials of the past half century.


Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute & Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Union of Concerned Scientists join Thom Hartmann. The warming of the climate is unequivocal. That's one of the major findings of a new report put out by the United Nation's International Panel on Climate Change. The report - released every six years - is the most comprehensive report on climate change and global warming. This year's report - worked on by over 800 authors from dozens of countries - won't be released in full until Monday - but the summary for policymakers was released earlier today - and it highlights the report's key findings. Among them - man-made climate change is near certain - and climate change is already effecting extreme and severe weather events across the globe.


Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute & Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Union of Concerned Scientists, join Thom Hartmann. Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute & Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Union of Concerned Scientists join Thom Hartmann. The warming of the climate is unequivocal. That's one of the major findings of a new report put out by the United Nation's International Panel on Climate Change. The report - released every six years - is the most comprehensive report on climate change and global warming. This year's report - worked on by over 800 authors from dozens of countries - won't be released in full until Monday - but the summary for policymakers was released earlier today - and it highlights the report's key findings. Among them - man-made climate change is near certain - and climate change is already effecting extreme and severe weather events across the globe.


For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds Thom is joined by Dr. Trita Parsi - the Founder and President of the National Iranian American Council. Dr. Parsi is the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order and is an expert on US-Iranian relations - Iranian foreign politics - and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He is also the author of numerous books - including his most recent - "A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran" - a must read for anyone who wants to understand the complicated and confusing US - Iranian relationship.


For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds Thom is joined by Dr. Trita Parsi - the Founder and President of the National Iranian American Council. Dr. Parsi is the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order and is an expert on US-Iranian relations - Iranian foreign politics - and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He is also the author of numerous books - including his most recent - "A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran" - a must read for anyone who wants to understand the complicated and confusing US - Iranian relationship.


For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds - I'm joined by Dr. Ron Daniels - President of the Institute of the Black World - 21st Century. Dr. Daniels has had a wide ranging career in politics and activism - previously serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights - the Executive Director of Rainbow / PUSH - and the Deputy Campaign manager for Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign. In 1992 - he ran for President himself as an independent candidate.


For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds - I'm joined by Dr. Ron Daniels - President of the Institute of the Black World - 21st Century. Dr. Daniels has had a wide ranging career in politics and activism - previously serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights - the Executive Director of Rainbow / PUSH - and the Deputy Campaign manager for Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign. In 1992 - he ran for President himself as an independent candidate.


For tonight's special edition of Conversations With Great Minds - I'm joined by Dr. Ron Paul. From 1976 until 1985 and again from 1997 until 2013 - Dr. Paul was the U.S. Representative for Texas' 22nd and 14th Congressional Districts. He has run for President three times - most recently in 2012 - and is the founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity - as well as the Ron Paul Channel - which debuted last week. Dr. Paul is one of our country's most outspoken advocates for limited government and free-market economics and is the author of a number of books on those subjects - including his most recent - "The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education. He also has started a new media channel The Ron Paul Channel.


For tonight's special edition of Conversations With Great Minds - I'm joined by Dr. Ron Paul. From 1976 until 1985 and again from 1997 until 2013 - Dr. Paul was the U.S. Representative for Texas' 22nd and 14th Congressional Districts. He has run for President three times - most recently in 2012 - and is the founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity - as well as the Ron Paul Channel - which debuted last week. Dr. Paul is one of our country's most outspoken advocates for limited government and free-market economics and is the author of a number of books on those subjects - including his most recent - "The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education. He also has started a new media channel The Ron Paul Channel.