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 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.
Democracy in Color
Premiering Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 6 p.m. on CPTV
Encoring on CPTV: Sunday, July 12 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 15 at 11 p.m. & Monday, July 20 at 9 p.m.
Encoring on CPTV Spirit: Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 18 at 1 p.m. & Sunday, July 19 at 6 p.m.
- Joy Reid, MSNBC host
- Maya Wiley, civil rights activist
- Jason Johnson, political analyst
Prescient Predictions: Who Won 2020!
Premiering Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 6 p.m. on CPTV
Encoring on CPTV: Sunday, August 9 at 10 a.m. & Tuesday, August 11 at 11 p.m.
Encoring on CPTV Spirit: Wednesday, August 12 at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 15 at 1 p.m. & Sunday, August 16 at 6 p.m.
- David Axelrod, political strategist
- Dr. Rachel Bitecofer, political scientist
- Steve Kornacki, NBC political correspondent
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The Politics of Justice
Premiered Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 6 p.m. on CPTV
- Neal Katyal, author and lawyer
- Chuck Rosenberg, former U.S. attorney, FBI and DEA leader
- Joyce Vance, MSNBC analyst
Life After COVID-19: A Brave New World
Premiered Saturday, May 23, 2020 on CPTV
- 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
Working Without a Net: On Air in the Age of Trump
Premiered Sunday, November 10, 2019 on CPTV
- Jim Acosta, CNN Chief White House Correspondent
- Stephanie Ruhle, NBC News and MSNBC Anchor
Democracy in Danger: History’s Lessons
Premiered Sunday, September 29, 2019 on CPTV
- Timothy Snyder, Historian, Yale University
- Max Boot, CNN Foreign Policy Analyst
- Malcolm Nance, MSNBC National Security Specialist
The Nine: Supreme Court Update
Premiered Sunday, August 4, 2019 on CPTV
- Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times
- Jeffrey Toobin, CNN and The New Yorker
- Joan Biskupic, CNN