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Upcoming Livecasts

Bobby Flay and Sam Sifton: The “Throwdown” Star Serves It Up

Sun, Oct 4, 7:30 pm ET

Chef, restaurateur, bestselling author and TV star Bobby Flay is renowned for his skills at the grill, but since 2010 he has also been sharing his other passion with television viewers: brunch. He’ll dish about his favorite meal with New York Times food critic Sam Sifton, timed to the publication of Flay’s latest book, Brunch @ Bobby’s. Join us as the two talk shop and delve into Flay’s delicious takes on brunch classics from lip-smacking cocktails to pancakes and pastries.
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S.H.E. Summit 2015

Tue & Wed, Oct 6 & 7, 10 am – 5 pm ET

Each year, a unique event takes place to celebrate & accelerate the global advancement of women … the advancement of YOU. The global women’s leadership and lifestyle event is back with the most powerful roster of speakers, programming, attendees and partners yet. In its 4th year, S.H.E. Summit is an unforgettable, once-a-year experience designed to: Propel your next phase of personal and professional success. Shift you into your MOST EMPOWERED state of self. Re-align you with authentic goals and values. Add game changing relationships to your career and network. Realize your personal power to drive today’s modern women’s movement.
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Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty with Alan Light

Tue, Oct 6, 8:15 pm

The creative force behind American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty wrote, sang and produced their instantly recognizable classics “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Born in the Bayou” and more. Join him as he discusses his new memoir, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, and hear about his epic journey from his Northern California roots, CCR’s incredible success in the ’60s and ’70s, his retreat from music and public life to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.
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Donna Karan in Conversation

Thu, Oct 15, 7:30 pm ET

In her new deeply personal and sometimes provocative memoir My Journey designer Donna Karan shares her life story, including intimate and candid stories of her difficult and isolated childhood (the daughter of a tailor and a showroom model-turned-Seventh Avenue saleswoman); her nearly five decades in an ever-evolving fashion industry; her two marriages; motherhood; and her spiritual journey over the last twenty years. Since she introduced her game-changing Seven Easy Pieces fashion collection in 1985 (which allowed working women to trade their manly suits for sensual, comfortable separates), she has never lost sight of her life goal: to empower women. In this, her first book, she interweaves the journey of her incredible career (from scrappy Anne Klein intern to lifestyle guru) with her personal ups and downs as a young woman plagued by insecurities, a wife and mother straddling the personal and the professional, and a spiritual seeker and philanthropist.
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Gloria and Emilio Estefan

Mon, Oct 19, 7:30 pm ET

Music icons Emilio and Gloria Estefan are Broadway bound as they bring their story of true love and international success to the stage. Join them to hear about On Your Feet! The Musical—opening at the Marquis Theatre in October—the story of their life, their 36-year-old marriage and their love—for each other, for America and for music.
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Opening Night: Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”

Tue, Oct 20, 7:30 pm ET

Gerstein’s Gershwin was “Magnificent, with a sense of playfulness and stylistic flair seldom encountered.” —The Wall Street Journal

Ever wish you could be transported back in time to the innovation, spirit and glamour of the Jazz Age? Our opening night concert will be as close as it gets! The party starts with Gershwin’s masterworks, “Rhapsody in Blue” and the Piano Concerto in F, like you’ve never heard them before—in Ferde Grofé’s original Jazz Band arrangements for the legendary Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra.
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Welcome to Night Vale: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor and Cecil Baldwin with Lev Grossman

Thu, Oct 22, 7:30 pm ET

Even if you’re the last person on the planet to get hooked on Welcome to Night Vale, you’ll want to be there when Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, co-creators of the #1 international hit podcast, sit down with Cecil Baldwin, the voice of Night Vale, to discuss their new novel and how it fits into the world of the podcast. Join them to hear more about this comedic, peculiar and poetic phenomenon. Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers and cultural events. Turn on your radio and hide.
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Ted Koppel with Charlie Rose on Lights Out

Wed, Oct 28, 7:30 pm ET

When Ted Koppel issues a warning, you listen. The ABC News veteran who’s won every significant TV award (including 42 Emmys) tells us that a major cyber attack on America’s power grid is not only possible, but likely. Such an attack would be devastating—potentially leaving us without power for weeks or months. Scarier still is his revelation that the US is shockingly unprepared: the Department of Homeland Security has no plan for handling the aftermath of an attack. Join one of our most renowned journalists to examine the reality of the threat—and ways we can prepare for catastrophe, as outlined in his new book, Lights Out.
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David Brooks and Mark Shields

Sun, Nov 1, 7:30 pm ET

When commentators of the caliber of syndicated columnist Mark Shields and The New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks get together to discuss today’s major issues, you know you’re in for an illuminating and stimulating evening. The PBS “NewsHour” sparring partners will present their views, analyze the day’s news and maybe even make a prediction or two on the outcomes of election 2016.
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Michael Bar-Zohar with Judtih Miller: Inside the Death-Defying Missions of the Israeli Special Forces

Sun, Nov 15, 5 pm ET

Top Israeli espionage expert Michael Bar-Zohar is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Judith Miller for a riveting look inside the most daring and white-knuckle missions of the Israeli Special Forces, as told in his new book, No Mission Is Impossible. They spotlight some of the soldiers and top commanders from Israel’s past and present—including Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak, the brothers Netanyahu, and others—who made them happen, revealing the skill, strength and incredible courage of the men and women behind these crucial missions that shaped Israel and the world at large. They will also address the role of the Mossad, the subject of Mr. Bar-Zohar’s previous bestselling book, Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israel Secret Service.
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Sara Benincasa with Michael Ian Black on D.C. Trip

Mon, Nov 16, 8:15 pm ET

Author and comedian Sara Benincasa and actor/comedian/author Michael Ian Black (“Wet Hot American Summer” on Netflix; “Another Period” on Comedy Central) discuss growing up as East Coast kids, adventures or lack thereof in Washington, DC, and the perils and pleasures of writing a book. Join us on November 16th as Sara discusses her newest book, D.C. Trip — an honest and irreverent journey of sexual confusion, bar shots, drag queens, and pot cookies in the Rose Garden. “Sara Benincasa’s D.C. Trip is as wicked, dirty, funny and surprisingly poignant as her comedy. It’s a wild, hilarious, and very grown-up ride into the world of teenagers and the adults charged with their care. Read it and laugh your ass off.” — Jill Soloway, creator of Golden Globe-award winning series “Transparent”
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