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Tom Shadyac Joins Thom Hartmann. He has been a director - a producer - a screenwriter - an actor - and a comedian. His movies are some of the most widely-recognized films in the last few decades - from the "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" series - to the "Nutty Professor" movies - to "Liar, Liar" and "Bruce Almighty." In his most recent film - "I am" he takes us on a journey in search of the nature of humanity - and what it means to live a truly fulfilling life on this planet - a topic we'll definitely get into. Currently - he is a professor of communications - and teaches screenwriting at Pepperdine Univeristy's Seaver college.


For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom Hartmann is joined by blogger - political commentator - and author Keli Goff. You've probably seen her on several television programs - offering up her political and cultural insight on CNN - MSNBC - Fox - and BET. And her writing has been featured in Time magazine - Cosmpolitan - and Essence - as well as the New York Times and USA Today. Her first book - "Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence" received critical acclaim documenting the rise of "Generation Obama." And her most recent book - out just this year - a fictional work entitled "The GQ Candidate" has been labeled a recommended summer read by the Los Angeles Times. Currently she is a contributing editor and columnist to "TheLoop21.com" - and a contributor to the Huffington Post


For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom Hartmann is joined by blogger - political commentator - and author Keli Goff. You've probably seen her on several television programs - offering up her political and cultural insight on CNN - MSNBC - Fox - and BET. And her writing has been featured in Time magazine - Cosmpolitan - and Essence - as well as the New York Times and USA Today. Her first book - "Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence" received critical acclaim documenting the rise of "Generation Obama." And her most recent book - out just this year - a fictional work entitled "The GQ Candidate" has been labeled a recommended summer read by the Los Angeles Times. Currently she is a contributing editor and columnist to "TheLoop21.com" - and a contributor to the Huffington Post


Global activist and former green jobs advisor to President Obama, Van Jones, Co-founder of RebuildTheDream.com joins Thom hartmann for "Conversations with Great Minds"


Global activist and former green jobs advisor to President Obama, Van Jones, Co-founder of RebuildTheDream.com joins Thom Hartmann for "Conversations with Great Minds"


Best-selling author and scientist Dr. Jared Diamond joins Thom Hartmann in Conversations with Great Minds. They'll discuss his world famous books, Guns, Germs and Steel & Collapse that shed light on how we as humans have evolved and how our societies succeed or fail.


Best-selling author and scientist Dr. Jared Diamond joins Thom Hartmann in Conversations with Great Minds. They'll discuss his world famous books, Guns, Germs and Steel & Collapse that shed light on how we as humans have evolved and how our societies succeed or fail.


Conversations with Great Minds - Tonight's very special guest is Michelle Goldberg, author of The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World


Conversations with Great Minds - Tonight's very special guest is Michelle Goldberg, author of The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World.


Thom sits down with Dr. Lester R. Brown, President-Earth Policy Institute / Author or co-author of more than 50 books, his latest is "World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse"


Thom sits down with Dr. Lester R. Brown, President-Earth Policy Institute / Author or co-author of more than 50 books, his latest is "World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse"


Economist Dr. Jared Bernstein, former advisor to the Obama Administration, previous Chief Economist and Vice President Joe Biden. He currently is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. You can watch this conversation - as well as other "conversations with great mind at www.ConversationsWithGreatMinds.com


Economist Dr. Jared Bernstein, former advisor to the Obama Administration, previous Chief Economist and Vice President Joe Biden. He currently is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. You can watch this conversation - as well as other "conversations with great mind at www.ConversationsWithGreatMinds.com


For tonight's "Coversations with Great Minds" - Thom welcomes an authority on wealth inequality in America, Chuck Collins.He is the senir scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies here in Washington, DC - as well as the co-founder of "Business for Shared Prosperity" - an organization that brings together business leaders to address wealth inequality in America and increased opportunites for everyone in our nation, He's worked with several of the welathiest people William Gates Sr. and Geroge Soros to advocate for taxing millionaires and billionaires. He's also co-authored several books including, "Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes" and "Robin Hood was Right." For questions about the effects of extreme wealth inequality in America - he's the guy to talk to


For tonight's "Coversations with Great Minds" - Thom welcomes an authority on wealth inequality in America, Chuck Collins.He is the senir scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies here in Washington, DC - as well as the co-founder of "Business for Shared Posperity" - an organization that brings together business leaders to address wealth inequality in America and increased opportunites for everyone in our nation, He's worked with several of the welathiest people tliam Gates Sr. and Geroge Soros to advocate for taxing millionaires and billionaires. He's also co-authored several books including, "Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes" and "Robin Hood was Right." For questions about the effects of extreme wealth inequality in America - he's the guy to talk to


In Conversations with Great Minds Thom Hartmann is speaking with award-winning American novelist Walter Mosley whose written 34 critically-acclaimed books. His most recent is titled: "Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation"


In Conversations with Great Minds Thom Hartmann is speaking with award-winning American novelist Walter Mosley whose written 34 critically-acclaimed books. His most recent is titled: "Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation"


For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom is joined by an icon of American journalism. Bill Moyers most famous project was Bill Moyers Journal - a weekly television show that was one of the highest rated public affairs programs ever on public television. Between 2007 and 2010 - as many as 2 million viewers tuned in to hear what he had to say every single week. He is the recipient of more than 30 Emmy Awards and 9 Peabody Awards - as well as a slew of other honors. This month he released his latest book - Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues


For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom is joined by an icon of American journalism. Bill Moyers most famous project was Bill Moyers Journal - a weekly television show that was one of the highest rated public affairs programs ever on public television. Between 2007 and 2010 - as many as 2 million viewers tuned in to hear what he had to say every single week. He is the recepient of more than 30 Emmy Awards and 9 Peabody Awards - as well as a slew of other honors. This month he released his latest book - Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues.


For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds Thom Hartmann is joined by an economist Richard Wolff whose many books and more than four decades of teaching have focused on Marxian economics, economic methodology and class analysis. He is professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst and is currently a visiting professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at the New School University in New York City. His latest book is Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It.


For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds Thom Hartmann is joined by an economist Richard Wolff whose many books and more than four decades of teaching have focused on Marxian economics, economic methodology and class analysis. He is professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst and is currently a visiting professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at the New School University in New York City. His latest book is Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It.


Thom Hartmann is joined by an author and columnist Les Leopold whose work is focused on holding Wall Street accountable for its crimes and raising awareness about the dangerous dependence of the American economy on the financial sector today. He is currently the executive director of the Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute in New York - and his latest book is titled: The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity - and What We Can do About it.


Thom Hartmann is joined by an author and columnist Les Leopold whose work is focused on holding Wall Street accountable for its crimes and raising awareness about the dangerous dependence of the American economy on the financial sector today. He is currently the executive director of the Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute in New York - and his latest book is titled: The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity - and What We Can do About it.


Economist and author, James K. Galbraith joins Thom Hartmann in "Conservations with Great Minds"...tonight we'll discuss how the middle class continues to get trampled by the "New Predators." Can economists help or are they part of the problem - everyone thinks we think are way out....can we?