The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum is a non-profit, nationally-recognized literary event. Author Forum programs carefully match an author and interviewer; their hour-long candid conversation takes place before a live audience at The Kentucky Center in Louisville. The event is taped and distributed by KET, Kentucky Educational Television, and airs as the series “Great Conversations” on PBS member stations across the country.

Recent guests have included Congressman John Lewis, in conversation with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow; Chris Matthews, with E. J. Dionne; Pat Conroy, with Maureen Corrigan. Our upcoming season will include Philippe de Montebello, with Michael Kimmelman and soprano Jessye Norman, with Gloria Steinem.

The series was founded by producer Mary Moss Greenebaum in 1996 , and is sponsored by The University of Louisville,  Brown-Forman and The Humana Foundation.

Viewers in other parts of the country should check their local PBS listings; and, if you don’t find the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum’s “Great Conversations,” we hope you’ll ask your local PBS station to carry it.

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You won’t want to miss an extraordinary evening with two of our greatest legal minds as they discuss the historic case that overturned California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” David Boies served as Special Trial Counsel for the United States Department of Justice in its antitrust suit against Microsoft; as lead counsel for former Vice-President Al Gore in connection with litigation relating to the 2000 election Florida vote count and co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Perry v. Brown, establishing the constitutional right to marry for gay and lesbian citizens in California. He currently serves as legal counsel for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Jeffrey Toobin has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1993 and the senior legal analyst for CNN since 2002. Previously, he worked for ABC News, and, in 2000, received an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Elián González case.

Tickets are now on sale at The Kentucky Center.

502-584-7777 or 800-775-7777 or www.kentuckycenter.org.

PLUS- Special FREE Screenings of “The Case Against 8”- The Kentucky Center Lobby- March 24

The Kentucky Author Forum will have two special screenings of this one-hour documentary at 12:15 and 4 PM. The film provides a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first made headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore

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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights has launched a fellowship program, for American and European university students, named in honor of Congressman  John Lewis, Forum guest in 2013.  

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          You won’t want to miss an extraordinary evening with two of our greatest legal minds as they discuss the historic case that overturned California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential…

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