Society & Culture
How do you engage a national audience and bring attention to a cause? Katie Couric’s decision to allow her colonoscopy to be broadcast live on television was but one highlight in an extraordinary career in television. As co-host of NBC’s Today show and later the first female anchor of a national nightly news program on CBS, her work has been distinguished by her ability to relate to her audience. In this episode, Katie and Alan Alda talk openly about her life as a well-known communicator and what it takes to make people care about an issue.
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Yo-Yo Ma: On Bringing the World Together - Through Listening
Laura Brown: How Did She Become a Badass Woman? And what is it?
Melinda Gates: Can Listening Change the World?
Producer's Cut: Exclusive Sneak Peek at Season 5
Katharine Hayhoe on How to Talk About Climate Change
Henry Schleiff on How to Lead a TV Network, Have an Impact, and Still Have Fun
Dr. Eric Topol on How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Frans de Waal on What Chimps Can Teach Us About Ourselves
Adam Driver on How Theatre Can Help Heal Some Wounds of War
Hope Jahren on How It Actually Seems Possible to Have Empathy for Plants
Who Cares What Science Says? Chris Volpe on Why Some of Us Care and Some Don't
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Carol Burnett: A Life of Comedy, Characters, and Connection
Madeleine Albright on the Uses and Abuses of Empathy and Power
Official Trailer: Exclusive Sneak Peak of Season 4
Tribalism: How we overcome the "Us" vs. "Them" Mentality
Empathy: What good is it anyway?
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