Conversations On the Green is proud to announce we’re planning a full 2020 season, six to eight shows with many of the country’s most provocative thinkers, most influential voices and most stimulating headliners.


But in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, all the programs will be virtual, allowing everyone to participate from the safety and comfort of their home, no matter where it’s located. All you need is a device that connects to the internet.


Our season opener, May 17, 2020 at 3pm, “Life After COVID-19: A Brave New World,” will examine how the pandemic will transform the country’s economic, political, social and cultural landscapes. 


We’re thrilled to announce that the trio of extraordinary panelists who will share their vision of the post-coronavirus world includes:


  • The historian Douglas Brinkley, the author of more than a dozen books

  • The bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a leading voice on devising COVID-19 policy and Vice Provost for Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania 

  • NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof, an internationally renowned humanitarian.


Our second event, on May 31st, will be "The Politics of Justice” and will focus on threats to the rule of law. It will be headlined by MSNBC analyst Joyce Vance, a former U.S. Attorney and a nationally known scholar of the American legal system, and, we hope, Preet Bharara, the former prosecutor and legal author, among others. And in June, we’ll have “Democracy In Color” with noted television commentators Joy Reed, Maya Wiley, and Dr. Jason Johnson. 


You can join these and the rest of the season's conversations on any of your electronic devices - we’ll send you precise instructions on how to sign up for the programs in the days before each event. We’ll be using a private Vimeo channel that allows us to live stream our programs safely and without interruption. 


And like last year, CPTV will broadcast a one-hour version of each show three times. But this year CPTV also will make the program available to every PBS station in the country.

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