Lowell Bergman: A Long March Through the Institution of Television Journalism

Lowell Bergman

In this edition, broadcast journalist and UC Berkeley faculty member Lowell Bergman talks about his intellectual journey, investigative reporting and his years as a producer at 60 Minutes.

KEYWORDS: Television News, Documentaries, Public Televisin, Public Broadcasting

Lewis H. Lapham: An Editor's Odyssey

Leon Wieseltier

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harper's Editor Emeritus Lewis Lapham for a discussion of his career and the history of Harper's Magazine. Lapham compares print to electronic media, analyzes the corruption of language by politics,and reflects on the incompatibility of democracy and empire. He concludes with a devastating critique of the Bush administration and its impeachable offenses.

KEYWORDS: Journals

Lawrence K. Grossman: Pioneering Innovations in Broadcast Television

Lawrence K. Grossman

Lawrence Grossman past president of the Public Broadcasting System and NBC news reflects on television today.

KEYWORDS: Public Broadcasting, Television News, Public Television.

Ken Goldberg: Technology, Culture, and Political Change

Ken Goldberg

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley's Ken Goldberg for a conversation on his research as a professor of engineering and his recent projects as an artist. Starting with a discussion of robotics in surgery and cancer therapy, Goldberg then moves to an analysis of their application in disasters and on the battlefield. Describing several of his recent art projects, Goldberg then discusses complementarities with his engineering research. Drawing on the work of Heidegger, Goldberg reflects on the philosophical implications of 'telepresence.' The conversation then...

Noam Chomsky: Activism, Anarchism, and Power

Noam Chomsky

On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler is joined by linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky to discuss activism, anarchism and the role the United States plays in the world today.

Key Words: Linguistics, Political Activism, U.S. Foreign Policy, Anarchism, Media, Dissent, Berkeley Graduate Lecturers