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 2014-2015 season featured the longest-serving director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philippe de Montebello, with the NYT’s critic Michael Kimmelman; former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, with financial writer James Surowiecki;  soprano Jessye Norman, with Gloria Steinem; trial attorney David Boies, with legal journalist and CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

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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