The Open Mind, hosted weekly by Alexander Heffner, is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across politics, media, technology, the arts and all realms of civic life. The Washington Post calls the weekly half-hour broadcast “[a] radical approach to TV talk in a troubled time.”
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Premiered in May 1956, The Open Mind was designed to elicit insights into the challenges Americans face in contemporary areas of national concern. Founded by Richard D. Heffner, historian, broadcaster, and university professor, The Open Mind is the longest-running public broadcast in the history of American television. Beginning in 2014, the program continued with a new host, Mr. Heffner’s grandson, Alexander Heffner.
Recent guests include educators John Jenkins, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Martha Minow; political leaders Mitch Daniels, Bernie Sanders, Ernesto Zedillo; Internet innovators Bill Adair, Sue Gardner, Ben Rattray; scientists Laurie Glimcher, Tom Frieden, Nora Volkow, media executives Chris Anderson, Paula Kerger, Gary Pruitt; journalists Peter Bale, Emily Bell, Ahmed Shihab-Eldin; scholars Katherine Cramer, Vincent Hendricks, Naomi Oreskes; authors Virginia Heffernan, Jonathan Sacks, Salman Rushdie; musicians Aloe Blacc, Ottmar Liebert, Moby.