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Meeting of Minds

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The man who invented the television talk show surpassed even himself when he created Meeting of Minds, the award-winning series that captured America's imagination. These four volumes offer the original scripts from the series, including material edited from the broadcast versions that ran from 1977 to 1981 on PBS stations nationwide.

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Paperback, 191 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by Prometheus Books (first published December 12th 1988)
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Mar 24, 2012 Marvin rated it liked it
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Meetings of Minds was an inspired idea of Steve Allen to present a series of discussion between various historical figures. For instance the first show featured Theodore Roosevelt, Queen Cleopatra, Thomas Aquinas, and Thomas Paine, moderated by Steve Allen of course. It was a clever show even it is a bit dated now and often did not feature the best actors in the roles. Yet it was a surprisingly intelligent show amidst the TV fodder of the 1970s. This book features the complete scripts which actu ...more
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There are 4 volumes of this series of Meeting of the Minds books. Each has the scripts for multiple shows.

Meeting of Minds links: Wikipedia, Steve Allen's website, Youtube videos

In this volume:
Series III

Scripts of the following shows:

Show # 13
Cast: St. Augustine of Hippo, The Empress Theodora of the Byzantine Empire, Thomas Jefferson, Bertrand Russell

Show # 14
Cast: same as Show # 13

Show # 15
Cast: Aristotle, Niccolo Machiavelli, Elizabeth Barret Browning, Sun Yat-Sen

Show # 16
Cast: same as Show #
Jul 03, 2015 Libraryassistant rated it liked it
I remember loving several episodes of this on tv. Unfortunately, though some of the interactions were still fascinating,the reading of it seemed to go on too long. I ended up losing interest and skimming over a lot. I still think it was a brilliant and evocative idea.
Scott L.
Absolutely brilliant writing. The second in a series of four books with the scripts from the PBS television show "Meeting of Minds", this book contains some of the great thinking of all time. I cannot recommend it highly enough - if you are curious to know how Plato and Martin Luther, for example, would interact - this book is for you. It is an amazing read and gets five stars from me.
Fausto Betances
Great, well executed idea that's too short to count as a book.
Apr 02, 2012 Gloria rated it really liked it
Been looking for this for a long time. Really fun to read the scripts. Dated, but still would be interesting to have a read-in party with these great thinkers.
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Feb 16, 2013 Grace Best-Page rated it really liked it
What a concept! This needs to be done more.
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Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen was an American television personality, musician, actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got his start in radio, Allen is best-known for his television career. He first gained national attention as a guest host on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. He graduated to become the first host of The Tonight Show, where he was instrumental in innovating the con ...more
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