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Season 1 episodes

 A Chat with the Zagats
Zagat Survey is the leading provider of consumer survey-based information on "where to eat, drink, stay and play" worldwide, with ratings and reviews based on the opinions of more than 325,000 surveyors around the globe. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their first guidebook, Tim and Nina Zagat discuss turning their passion into a business that changed the way we make dining decisions and the revolution that has taken place in the restaurant industry.

 Shalom in the Home with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
One of the nation’s best-known rabbis offers an engaging lecture that focuses on bringing shalom into your home. Rabbi Boteach touches on themes from his TLC television program, Shalom in the Home, and discusses parenting and the family, marriage and intimacy and other issues.

 Alan Alda with Roger Rosenblatt: Talking About Talking
Actor and director Alan Alda played Hawkeye Pierce on the television series M*A*S*H and has acted in, written, and directed many feature films. He is also a best-selling author, with his memoir, Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself. In this interview with Roger Rosenblatt, Alda discusses his opinions about public speaking and giving back to thecommunity, his relationship with his wife, and his feelings on fame. Rosenblatt is an award-winning essayist, author, and playwright.

 Arianna Huffington and Nora Ephron: Advice for Women
Two funny and smart women explore the myriad challenges women face today - at work, in parenting, in love, and in aging - and share lessons from their experiences. Arianna Huffington is a syndicated columnist and the author of 10 books, including On Becoming Fearless: Advice for Women. Nora Ephron's books include Heartburn and I Feel BadAbout My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman. Moderator Dr. Gail Saltz, a regular contributor to NBC's Today, is an associate professor of psychiatry at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical College.

 Chuck Close

Chuck Close has reinvigorated the traditional medium of portrait painting. Working from photographs and primarily within a large-scale, gridded format of meticulously crafted colored marks, Close makes iconographic images of family, friends, and self-portraits that push the limits of portraiture. Close has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at theMuseum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many other museums and galleries around the world.

 Mario Cuomo: A Look Forward

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo discusses his hopes and dreams for this country on the eve of a presidential election year. Cuomo was the longest-serving Democratic governor of New York in modern history. He twice set records for the highest popular vote total in a New York State election. Since leaving office, he remains in thepublic sphere, speaking to audiences about their legacy as Americans and discussing his commitment to social responsibility.

 E.L. Doctorow
“E.L. Doctorow [is] always astonishing,” wrote John Leonard. “In The March he dreams himself backward…as if to assume the prophetic role of such nineteenth-century writers as Emerson, Melville, Whitman and Poe.” Doctorow’s works include The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, City of God, Sweet Land Stories and many others.

 Pete Hamill and Tom Wolfe on New York: Fact and Fiction
Best-selling author and journalist Pete Hamill has spent 40 years reporting on the tragedies and triumphs of New Yorkers. His books include Downtown: My Manhattan and The Gift. Tom Wolfe is the author of the bestseller Bonfire of the Vanities.

 Ed Koch in Conversation with Budd Mishkin

Bold, outspoken and passionate, Ed Koch has been a leader in American politics for more than 40 years. He and NY1 correspondent Budd Mishkin discuss his recent book The Koch Papers: My Fight Against Anti-Semitism, which addresses his leadership in the face of anti-Semitism and his battles with those who engage in unfair attacks on thestate of Israel. Koch also discusses politics today, the 2008 Presidential election and the future of New York. Koch was mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989.

 Mos Def

Regarded as one of hip-hop's most insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends genres. His groundbreaking collaboration with fellow rapper Talib Kweli in Black Star; his distinctive and daring solo work, and his acting, both in film and theater, have earned him Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award nominations. Add to that his activism, most recently in the Jena 6 case, and you have a portrait of an artist fully engaged with the issues of his times. Mos Def discuss his music, his acting, his social and political perspective, and his vision of the role that artists must play in the public world. Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and the author of In Other Words: Artists Talk About Life and Work.

 New York Stories

Enjoy a night of tales about New York’s past. New York 1’s Budd Mishkin hosts three of the city’s greatest storytellers: Liz Smith, Gay Talese and Pete Hamill.

 Mashable and 92Y Social Good Summit

On September 20th, 92Y co-hosted a social Good Summit with Mashable and the UN Foundation. This program includes excerpts of the summit with business leaders such as: Pete Cashmore, CEO/Founder of Mashable and Susan Smith Ellis, CEO of (RED). The keynote speaker was Ted Turner, the Chairman of Turner Enterprises, Inc. and former Vice Chairman of Time Warner Inc., the world's leading media company. He is the founder of CNN, an environmentalist and a philanthropist. Turner created the UN Foundation 1998 with his historic gift in support of the United Nations.

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