Series
Meeting of minds
Episode Number
No. 103
Producing Organization
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
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Episode Description
This is episode 103, with "guests" Karl Marx, Sir Thomas More, Marie Antoinette, and Ulysses S. Grant. This is episode three of the series, and it features Marie Antoinette, Sir Thomas More, Karl Marx, and Ulysses S. Grant. The host introduces each "guest" and gives a quick backstory for each of them. Grant talks about how he was elected president; Antoinette discusses life at Versailles; More talks about his discussion; Marx discusses writing his manifesto. All four guests talk about the French and Austrian Alliance, the Protestant Reformation, and morality of war. Grant tells the story of his career in the military, and Marie Antoinette tells her own personal story. The guests talk about the French philosophers of the Enlightenment. Marx discusses the atrocities committed by communist regimes. The last portion of the program is dedicated to the guests discussing the French Revolution.
Series Description
"'Meeting of Minds' is a series of six hour-long television broadcasts broken down into three groups of two episodes each. Submitted for consideration are the first episodes of each group. Intended for a general audience and recommended by the National Education Association, 'Meeting of Minds' presents Steve Allen as moderator to four important persons from the past who discuss some of the most significant social questions of Western history in which their philosophies and actions have had significant impact. On the broadcasts, the historical figures are aware of the world as it is today and of how history has judged them. The first two episodes feature Queen Cleopatra, St. Thomas Aquinas, Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Paine as they discuss and argue women's rights, social justice, the defense of slavery, and religion. Karl Marx, Sir Thomas More, Marie Antoinette, and Ulysses S. Grant are featured in the third and fourth episodes. The major topics discussed, defended, and argued are the causes of revolution and its consequences, the tragic hatreds of civil war, and the merits and failures of monarchies, dictatorships, and democracies. On the last two episodes, Charles Darwin, Galileo Galilei, Emily Dickinson, and Attila the Hun discuss matters such as the incredible wastefulness of nature, creativity, love, faith, and man as a warlike being."--excerpt from 1977 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1977-01-24
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:00:37.200
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Credits
Actor: Meadows, Jayne
Actor: Behrens, Bernard
Actor: Earley, Joe
Actor: Askin, Leon
Associate Director: Sharp, Jon
Associate Producer: McCain, Rob
Director: Franchini, Bruce
Executive Producer: d'Usseau, Loring
Host: Allen, Steve
Producing Organization: KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Writer: Allen, Steve
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-8b73ec8e2e0 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:58:16
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Citations
Chicago: “Meeting of minds; No. 103,” 1977-01-24, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-nc5s757q3r.
MLA: “Meeting of minds; No. 103.” 1977-01-24. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-nc5s757q3r>.
APA: Meeting of minds; No. 103. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-nc5s757q3r