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

Reforming the Press

New York Times’ Frank Bruni on an alternative to political coverage by horserace.

27:42

Reforming the Press

27:42

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The Open Mind

Generation of Knowledge

Lila Tretikov talks about learning in the digital age.

27:36

Generation of Knowledge

27:36

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The Open Mind

Profile of an Embed

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, HBO VICE Correspondent, talks about reporting from the Middle East.

28:08

Profile of an Embed

28:08

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The Open Mind

New York Values

Author and photographer Arlene Alda talks about the culture of the inner city.

27:45

New York Values

27:45

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