The Open Mind

First broadcast in May, 1956 and now hosted by Alexander Heffner, The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas. Designed to elicit insights into contemporary areas of national concern, Open Mind explores challenges of the digital age, American politics and other emerging issues. 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.

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The Open Mind

Media Auditor

Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan considers the challenges of a free press.

27:11

Media Auditor

27:11

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The Open Mind

Being Addicted

Actor, Director, Producer Rob Reiner on directing Being Charlie, drugs and politics.

28:34

Being Addicted

28:34

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The Open Mind

Equal and Unequal Justice

Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School, talks about the state of America's legal system

28:20

Equal and Unequal Justice

28:20

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The Open Mind

Knowing More, Understanding Less

Michael Lynch, author of The Internet of Us, on informed citizenship in the age of Google.

28:08

Knowing More, Understanding Less

28:08

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