Explore the country’s most provocative issues and ideas in this series of discussions featuring nationally recognized voices and artists in a local setting. 

Conversations On the Green host Jane Whitney

Jane Whitney

Conversations are moderated by Jane Whitney, former NBC News correspondent and talk show host.

Events are livestreamed, with the opportunity for viewers to comment during the conversation.  To learn more about upcoming livestream events, go to conversationsonthegreen.com. Edited versions of the livestreams will air on CPTV, as listed below.

Upcoming Episodes

The Soul of America: History’s Lessons in Hope

Premiering Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 6 p.m. on CPTV 
Encoring on CPTV Sunday, November 1 at 10 a.m. and Monday, November 2 at 11 p.m., and on CPTV Spirit Sunday, November 1 at 6 p.m., Monday, November 2 at 11 p.m., and Wednesday, November 4 at 7 p.m.

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LGBTQ Rights: The Next Frontier

Premiered Saturday, October 17, 2020 on CPTV 
Encoring Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 6 p.m. on CPTV Spirit

Featuring:

  • Pete Buttigieg, Former Mayor and Presidential candidate
  • Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post columnist
  • Sharice Davids, US Representative, Kansas
  • Danica Roem, Delegate, Virginia House

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Pandemic Economics: Charting the Recovery

Premiered Saturday, October 3, 2020 on CPTV 

Featuring:

  • Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist
  • Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate economist and New York Times columnist
  • Danny Meyer, restauranteur and entrepreneur

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America and The World: U.S. Foreign Policy Update

Premiered Saturday, September 12, 2020 on CPTV

Featuring:

  • Madeleine Albright, first female U.S. secretary of state
  • Chris Murphy, U.S. senator
  • Wendy Sherman, professor and diplomat

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Prescient Predictions: Who Won 2020!

Premiered Saturday, August 8, 2020 on CPTV

Featuring:

  • Steve Kornacki, NBC political correspondent
  • Dr. Rachel Bitecofer, election forecaster
  • David Axelrod, political strategist

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Democracy in Color

Premiered Saturday, July 11, 2020 on CPTV

Featuring:

  • Joy Reid, MSNBC host
  • Maya Wiley, civil rights activist
  • Jason Johnson, political analyst

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The Politics of Justice

Premiered Saturday, June 20, 2020 on CPTV

Featuring:

  • Neal Katyal, author and lawyer
  • Chuck Rosenberg, former U.S. attorney, FBI and DEA leader
  • Joyce Vance, MSNBC analyst

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Life After COVID-19: A Brave New World

Premiered Saturday, May 23, 2020 on CPTV

Featuring:

  • Douglas Brinkley, historian and author of more than a dozen books
  • Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, bioethicist and leading voice on devising COVID-19 policy and Vice Provost for Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist and internationally renowned humanitarian

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Working Without a Net: On Air in the Age of Trump

Premiered Sunday, November 10, 2019 on CPTV

Featuring:

  • Jim Acosta, CNN Chief White House Correspondent
  • Stephanie Ruhle, NBC News and MSNBC Anchor

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Democracy in Danger: History’s Lessons

Premiered Sunday, September 29, 2019 on CPTV

Featuring:

  • Timothy Snyder, Historian, Yale University
  • Max Boot, CNN Foreign Policy Analyst
  • Malcolm Nance, MSNBC National Security Specialist

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The Nine: Supreme Court Update

Premiered Sunday, August 4, 2019 on CPTV

Featuring:

  • Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times
  • Jeffrey Toobin, CNN and The New Yorker
  • Joan Biskupic, CNN

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