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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.


Shane Harris, @WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex / The Daily Beast joins Thom Hartmann. The threat of cyber war has given rise to a powerful new alliance between government and business that experts call the "military-internet complex."


Shane Harris, @WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex / The Daily Beast joins Thom Hartmann. The threat of cyber war has given rise to a powerful new alliance between government and business that experts call the "military-internet complex."


Melvin J. Goodman, Center for International Policy / National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism joins Thom Hartmann. President Eisenhower warned us about the dangers of a military-industrial complex 53 years later - it's pretty clear we didn't listen. Why is that? And what can we do to make sure that we heed Eisenhower's warnings?


Melvin J. Goodman, Center for International Policy / National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism joins Thom Hartmann. President Eisenhower warned us about the dangers of a military-industrial complex 53 years later - it's pretty clear we didn't listen. Why is that? And what can we do to make sure that we heed Eisenhower's warnings?


Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University / Nasr Foundation joins Thom Hartmann. Islam - the world's second-biggest religion - is as diverse as the almost 1 point 6 billion people that comprise it. So why do so many Americans only see it as a vehicle for extremism and terrorism?


Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University / Nasr Foundation joins Thom Hartmann. Islam - the world's second-biggest religion - is as diverse as the almost 1 point 6 billion people that comprise it. So why do so many Americans only see it as a vehicle for extremism and terrorism?


Harold Holzer, Lincoln and the Power of the Press joins Thom Hartmann.


Harold Holzer, Lincoln and the Power of the Press joins Thom Hartmann.


James Risen, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War joins Thom Hartmann. 13 years after 9/11 - the War on Terror has turned into a massive moneymaking scheme for America's oligarchs. How did this happen - and what can we do to change it?


James Risen, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War joins Thom Hartmann. 13 years after 9/11 - the War on Terror has turned into a massive moneymaking scheme for America's oligarchs. How did this happen - and what can we do to change it?


James Risen, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War joins Thom Hartmann. 13 years after 9/11 - the War on Terror has turned into a massive moneymaking scheme for America's oligarchs. How did this happen - and what can we do to change it?


A special hour with Dr. Reza Aslan, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam / Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth joins Thom Hartmann for a special one hour Conversations w/Great Minds.


A special hour with Dr. Reza Aslan, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam / Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth joins Thom Hartmann for a special one hour Conversations w/Great Minds.


A special hour with Dr. Reza Aslan, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam / Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth joins Thom Hartmann for a special one hour Conversations w/Great Minds.


A special hour with Dr. Reza Aslan, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam / Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth joins Thom Hartmann for a special one hour Conversations w/Great Minds.


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