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Many of us buy into the common myths about happiness - but by doing so - we often end up feeling like something is wrong - and that we are destined to always be unhappy. What can we do to avoid these happiness myths - and live happier and more fufilling lives? We'll ask Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky is tonight's Conversations with Great Minds.


Many of us buy into the common myths about happiness - but by doing so - we often end up feeling like something is wrong - and that we are destined to always be unhappy. What can we do to avoid these happiness myths - and live happier and more fufilling lives? We'll ask Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky is tonight's Conversations with Great Minds.


Kurt Walters, Public Campaign Action Fund & Bob Edgar, Common Cause & Shane Larson, Communication Workers of America (CWA) all join Thom Hartmann. Imagine how productive Congress would be if the filibuster were a thing of the past. Things would actually get done on Capitol Hill for the benefit of ALL Americans. But is saying goodbye to the filibuster even realistic? For tonight's Bigger Picture discussion we're going to tackle the issue of the filibuster: what it is, it's history, how it's been used, and what are the current political dynamics shaping filibuster reform.


Kurt Walters, Public Campaign Action Fund & Bob Edgar, Common Cause & Shane Larson, Communication Workers of America (CWA) all join Thom Hartmann. Imagine how productive Congress would be if the filibuster were a thing of the past. Things would actually get done on Capitol Hill for the benefit of ALL Americans. But is saying goodbye to the filibuster even realistic? For tonight's Bigger Picture discussion we're going to tackle the issue of the filibuster: what it is, it's history, how it's been used, and what are the current political dynamics shaping filibuster reform.


Dr. Neal Barnard, physician, author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) / author of more than 50 published research papers on nutrition and its impact on human health, and several books, including The 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart (2011), Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes (2007), and Breaking the Food Seduction (2003)


Dr. Neal Barnard, physician, author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) / author of more than 50 published research papers on nutrition and its impact on human health, and several books, including The 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart (2011), Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes (2007), and Breaking the Food Seduction (2003)


Bruce Bartlett, Historian/Domestic Policy Adviser to President Ronald Reagan/Treasury official under President George H. W. Bush/writes for New York Times, Financial Times, Fiscal Times, and Tax Notes magazine joins Thom Hartmann. After suffering major blows in last month's election - it's clear that the Republican party has lost its way. But are Conservatives in Washington ready to face facts - and do what is necessary to once again become a relevant and mainsteam political party?


Bruce Bartlett, Historian/Domestic Policy Adviser to President Ronald Reagan/Treasury official under President George H. W. Bush/writes for New York Times, Financial Times, Fiscal Times, and Tax Notes magazine joins Thom Hartmann. After suffering major blows in last month's election - it's clear that the Republican party has lost its way. But are Conservatives in Washington ready to face facts - and do what is necessary to once again become a relevant and mainsteam political party?


Journalist/Author Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else joins Thom Hartmann. How did America's wealthy elite - the 1 percenters - rise to power - and what can be done to lower this nation's record high levels of income inequality?


Chrystia Freeland, Journalist/Author Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else joins Thom Hartmann. How did America's wealthy elite - the 1 percenters - rise to power - and what can be done to lower this nation's record high levels of income inequality?


Dr. Hussein Ibish, American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) & Dylan J. Williams, JStreet join Thom Hartmann - Another view on the Middle East. Part 1


Dr. Hussein Ibish, American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) & Dylan J. Williams, JStreet join Thom Hartmann - Another view on the Middle East. Part 2


It's clear Hurricane Sandy was not your typical hurricane - but instead a superstorm fueled by climate change and global warming. How can climate change deniers still turn a blind eye to global warming after seeing the devastation Sandy brought to the East Coast? We'll ask our panel in tonight's Bigger Picture Discussion: Climate Change - Debunking the Denial. Dr. Amanda Staudt, Senior Scientist in the Climate and Energy Program at the National Wildlife Federation, plus Dr. Joseph Romm - Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress & Editor, of ClimateProgress.org and Dr. Dan Lashof, Director of the Climate & Clean Air Program at the National Resource Defense Council - all join the panel w/Thom Hartmann.


It's clear Hurricane Sandy was not your typical hurricane - but instead a superstorm fueled by climate change and global warming. How can climate change deniers still turn a blind eye to global warming after seeing the devastation Sandy brought to the East Coast? We'll ask our panel in tonight's Bigger Picture Discussion: Climate Change - Debunking the Denial. Dr. Amanda Staudt, Senior Scientist in the Climate and Energy Program at the National Wild life Federation, plus Dr. Joseph Romm - Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress & Editor, of ClimateProgress.org and Dr. Dan Lashof, Director of the Climate & Clean Air Program at the National Resource Defense Council - all join the panel w/Thom Hartmann.


Frederick Kaufman, Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food joins Thom Hartmann. What do the malnutrition and starvation epidemics in Africa have to do with a decision made by big bank Goldman Sachs in 1991?


Frederick Kaufman, Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food joins Thom Hartmann. What do the malnutrition and starvation epidemics in Africa have to do with a decision made by big bank Goldman Sachs in 1991?


Sasha Reuther, Producer/Director joins Thom Hartmann. His latest project is the documentary film, "Brothers On The Line" - A provocative historical narrative of power, commitment, and brotherhood, the film explores the legacy of union organizers and social justice statesman Walter, Roy, and Victor Reuther (his grandfather) and their leadership of the United Auto Workers (UAW). With the rise of the American automobile industry came the rise of organized labor - but the fight for workers' rights did not come easy in the Motor City. These three men helped lead the charge to bring unions to Detroit - and revolutionized the American workplace at the same time.


Sasha Reuther, Producer/Director joins Thom Hartmann. His latest project is the documentary film, "Brothers On The Line" - A provocative historical narrative of power, commitment, and brotherhood, the film explores the legacy of union organizers and social justice statesman Walter, Roy, and Victor Reuther (his grandfather) and their leadership of the United Auto Workers (UAW). With the rise of the American automobile industry came the rise of organized labor - but the fight for workers' rights did not come easy in the Motor City. These three men helped lead the charge to bring unions to Detroit - and revolutionized the American workplace at the same time.


Peter Galuszka, Journalist/Author, Thunder On The Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets behind Big Coal. How many more Upper Big Branch tragedies is it going to take before America finally kicks it's addiction to coal? Or - better yet - before Coal companies put the worker's safety ahead of the bottom-line?


Peter Galuszka, Journalist/Author, Thunder On The Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets behind Big Coal. How many more Upper Big Branch tragedies is it going to take before America finally kicks it's addiction to coal? Or - better yet - before Coal companies put the worker's safety ahead of the bottom-line?


Rais Bhuiyan, survivor of post 9/11 hate crime, Corey Saylor, Legislative Director-Counsel on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Rajdeep Singh, Director of Law and Policy-American Sikh Coalition & Dr. Michael Scheuer, Center for Peace and Security Studies / Former CIA Analyst / Author, "Imperial Hubris" all join Thom Hartmann. Earlier this week - we told you about the Islamophobic posters in New York Subway stations. Unfortunately - that's not just an isolated incident. All across America - Islamophobia is rearing it's ugly head - from burning down mosques to firebombing homes. But who and what are at the root of all the anti-Muslim sentiment in America - and what can we do stop it? That and more in tonight's Bigger Picture discussion - Islamophobia in America


Rais Bhuiyan, survivor of post 9/11 hate crime, Corey Saylor, Legislative Director-Counsel on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Rajdeep Singh, Director of Law and Policy - American Sikh Coalition & Dr. Michael Scheuer, Center for Peace and Security Studies / Former CIA Analyst / Author, "Imperial Hubris" all join Thom Hartmann. Earlier this week - we told you about the Islamophobic posters in New York Subway stations. Unfortunately - that's not just an isolated incident. All across America - Islamophobia is rearing it's ugly head - from burning down mosques to firebombing homes. But who and what are at the root of all the anti-Muslim sentiment in America - and what can we do stop it? That and more in tonight's Bigger Picture discussion - Islamophobia in America


Kurt Eichenwald, Vanity Fair, former reporter-NY Times. His new book is 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars. Over the last 11 years - it's been a question asked hundreds of times: Could 9/11 have been prevented if the Bush Adminstration had acted on the intelligence they had at the time. Of course - 9/11 did happen - and Bush took us to war with Iraq shortly thereafter. What was the planning for the Iraq war really like inside the White House - and what roles did the United States' closest allies play in it? We'll ask investigative journalist Kurt Eichenwald in a special edition of Conversations with Great Minds


Kurt Eichenwald, Vanity Fair, former reporter-NY Times. His new book is 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars. Over the last 11 years - it's been a question asked hundreds of times: Could 9/11 have been prevented if the Bush Adminstration had acted on the intelligence they had at the time. Of course - 9/11 did happen - and Bush took us to war with Iraq shortly thereafter. What was the planning for the Iraq war really like inside the White House - and what roles did the United States' closest allies play in it? We'll ask investigative journalist Kurt Eichenwald in a special edition of Conversations with Great Minds