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The Open Mind

The Open Mind
First Broadcast in May, 1956, The Open Mind is still produced weekly by Richard D. Heffner, host, historian, and college professor. These conversations are a primary resource available to students, teachers, researchers, archivists, librarians, historians, journalists and all who are interested in history, biography, media, communications, news, and public affairs.

Latest Episodes

In Memoriam Air date: 04-19-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365227419/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false An “In Memoriam” to Richard D. Heffner, author, teacher and long-time producer/host of Richard Heffner’s Open Mind who died in December 2013, is introduced by grandson Alexander Heffner. The memoriam is a rebroadcast of a 2006 Open Mind program celebrating its 50th anniversary, Bill Moyers... /episodes/get/12522 /episode/12522 The Open Mind: In Memoriam /episode-player/12522
The New Deal and The Origins of Our Time Air date: 04-12-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365220545/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Author, Ira Katznelson, discusses his new book about the age of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, "Fear Itself, The New Deal and The origins of Our Time". /episodes/get/12378 /episode/12378 The Open Mind: The New Deal and The Origins of Our Time /episode-player/12378
NU-Q: Northwestern University in Qatar Air date: 04-05-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365211570/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Everette E. Dennis, Dean and CEO of NU-Q, Northwestern University in Qatar discusses the heart of the university's mission in the Middle East … the advancement of knowledge …and using it to educate the next generation of global media … professionals" /episodes/get/12266 /episode/12266 The Open Mind: NU-Q: Northwestern University in Qatar /episode-player/12266
The Devil That Never Dies Air date: 03-29-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365209388/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Political scientist and historian Daniel Jonah Goldhagen discusses his disturbing new book, "The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Anti-Semitism." /episodes/get/12224 /episode/12224 The Open Mind: The Devil That Never Dies /episode-player/12224
Mandatory retirement an age-old, or just an old age problem? Air date: 02-22-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365184558/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Attorney Mark Zauderer discusses the pros and cons of the rigid mandatory retirement requirements as currently imposed upon the judiciary. /episodes/get/11844 /episode/11844 The Open Mind: Mandatory retirement an age-old, or just an old age problem? /episode-player/11844
Bringing palliative care into mainstream American medicine 2 Air date: 02-15-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365177273/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, geriatrician Dr. Diane Meier continues to discuss the struggle to bring palliative care to the forefront of modern American medicine. /episodes/get/11783 /episode/11783 The Open Mind: Bringing palliative care into mainstream American medicine 2 /episode-player/11783
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Episode Archive

Capitalists Who Could Wreck Capitalism, Part II
Business and financial editor Gretchen Morgenson discusses America's corporate community.
Air date: 05/26/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2047213143/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Business and financial editor Gretchen Morgenson discusses America's corporate community. /episodes/get/9211 /episode/9211 The Open Mind: Capitalists Who Could Wreck Capitalism, Part II /episode-player/9211
Losing the News, Part II
Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Jones discusses his book on news and its evolution within the media market.
Air date: 05/27/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1944846075/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Jones discusses his book on news and its evolution within the media market. /episodes/get/9207 /episode/9207 The Open Mind: Losing the News, Part II /episode-player/9207
Losing the News, Part III
Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Jones discusses his book on news and its evolution within the media market.
Air date: 05/27/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1944846085/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Jones discusses his book on news and its evolution within the media market. /episodes/get/9208 /episode/9208 The Open Mind: Losing the News, Part III /episode-player/9208
On History, Biography, Literature... and Robert Caro,...
Historian Robert Caro discusses biography, history, and storytelling.
Air date: 05/27/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1886751559/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Historian Robert Caro discusses biography, history, and storytelling. /episodes/get/9209 /episode/9209 The Open Mind: On History, Biography, Literature... and Robert Caro,... /episode-player/9209
On History, Biography, Literature... and Robert Caro, Part I
Historian Robert Caro discusses biography, history, and storytelling.
Air date: 05/27/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1886736499/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Historian Robert Caro discusses biography, history, and storytelling. /episodes/get/9210 /episode/9210 The Open Mind: On History, Biography, Literature... and Robert Caro, Part I /episode-player/9210
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