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Aspen Institute Presents

Parenting in the 21st Century (#101)

Can women have it all? What does having it all even mean? Katie Couric interviews Anne-Marie Slaughter on her extremely popular, highly controversial Atlantic magazine article, "Why Women Still Can' t Have It All." This discussion, which took place at the Aspen Ideas Festival, examines the challenges working mothers face when trying to reach the pinnacles of their professional lives while raising families. Slaughter, the first woman director of policy planning for the US State Department and now a Princeton University professor, shares her own anecdotes of work-family life balance and making hard choices. Also in this episode: What are the goals of parenting? Do we want happiness or success for our kids? And are we going to land our kids in therapy through 'overparenting'? We'll hear from Amy Chua of Tiger Mom fame, Playful Parenting author and psychologist Lawrence Cohen, and Lori Gottlieb, psychotherapist and New York Times best-selling author of Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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  • The Transformative Power of Technology (#102)

    Educators, policy-makers, and young inventers look at technology's innovative side. From its role in affecting education reform to mapping our cities to revolutionizing everyday lifestyle, the show will explore what's happening and what's to come. [56 minutes]

  • America 2012: A Country Divided (#103)

    The Aspen Ideas Festival played host to the leading political thinkers and newsmakers. Disparate views shared the stage for civil conversation on health care policy, voter fraud, and political media coverage. Valerie Jarrett, Jane Harman, Vin Weber, Mitch Daniels, journalists from The Atlantic magazine, CNN, National Journal, and more bring an in-depth analysis to America's divided political environment. [56 minutes]

  • Us Economy: Solutions to Crisis (#104)

    Speakers: Mitch Landrieu, Antonio Villaraigosa, Annise Parker, Mitch Daniels, Arianna Huffington, Mort Zuckerman, David Rubenstein, Eduardo Padron, Howard Schultz, Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Larry Summers. [56 minutes]

  • Democracy on Trial (#105)

    Speakers: Nicholas Burns, Hala Gorani, Jane Harman, Tom Friedman, Russell Muirhead, Sanford V. Levinson, Toni Verstandig, David Rothkopf, Eric Li, Minxin Pei. [56 minutes]

  • War & Peace in the Modern World (#106)

    Speakers: Paul Rieckhoff, Michael Mullen, Stanley McChrystal, Stephen Carter, Anne-Marie Slaughter. [56 minutes]

  • Our Planet: 7 Billion and Counting (#107)

    Speakers: Helene Gayle, Joel Achenbach, David Breashears, Richard Daley. [56 minutes]

  • What We Believe: An Exploration of Values (#108)

    Speakers: Kenneth Feinberg, David Brooks, Michael Sandel. [56 minutes]

  • Arts and Culture: Art Matters (#109)

    Speakers: Stanley Tucci, Moby, Rocco Landesman. [56 minutes]

  • Sports and Society: More Than A Game (#110)

    Speakers: Jim Brown, Craig Robinson, John Walsh. [56 minutes]

  • 2013 Overview (#201)

    The second season of The Aspen Institute Presents premieres with an overview of the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival. Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour, the host of the first episode, takes us to the best of the 2012 sessions but not before starting off with festival prep and a talk with Walter Isaacson, the President and CEO of The Aspen Institute. Last year's conversations and interviews, which continue to be relevant today, covered issues of corporate values, work-life balance, technology, parenting, the economy's outlook and national service. Featured speakers included Special Master of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Kenneth Feinberg, who is currently overseeing The One Fund; "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom" author Amy Chua; retired Admiral Mike Mullen; Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz; economist Lawrence Summers; CEO Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and retired General Stanley McChrystal. One of the most captivating subjects of the festival was on concussions in football, which began with a screening of American Man. The documentary profiles former NFL running back Kevin Turner and his struggles with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease; the film's conversation continued with a panel discussion. [56 minutes]

  • American People and American Politics (#202)

    What does it mean to be an American today? The Aspen Institute Presents: People, American Politics questions the current state of politics as the country's politicians and citizens remain divided on issues, including gun control, immigration and national security. Host Hari Sreenivasan (PBS NewsHour) looks at compelling political sessions at the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival from citizenship led by writer Eric Liu to the Republican Party with Karl Rove to the 2008 and 2012 elections with Nate Silver and Katie Couric. [56 minutes]

  • Solving The Economic Puzzle (#203)

    One day the employment rate and stock market are up, and the next they are down. On the third episode of The Aspen Institute Presents, Solving the Economic Puzzle focuses on the creation of jobs in conventional and creative ways in the abstract and not-so-abstract concept of economy. Host Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour attends the conversation on The Challenge of Building American Jobs with professor Austan Goolsbee, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, "Behind the Kitchen Door" author Saru Jayaraman, editor-in-chief Kevin J. Delaney of Quartz and American Action Forum's president Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Also, Walter Isaacson of The Aspen Institute speaks with Kickstarter founder Perry Chen in Kickstarter and the Economics of Creativity to discuss the project, and its effects on the creative field and "starving artists." [56 minutes]

  • Reinventing Television (#204)

    Television isn't just television; watch everything from news to comedies to sports and more at the touch of your finger via a television set, computer, tablet or smartphone now and later. The Aspen Institute Presents: Reinventing Television and host Jon Stewart of the BBC bring the best of three Aspen Ideas Festival sessions spotlighting the ever changing medium of television. Moderated by The Atlantic's James Fallows, the panel of Executive Director of International Operations Ehab Al Shihabi of Al Jazeera, lawyer Robert Barnett, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell, Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour (and one of the hosts of The Aspen Institute Presents) talk about Can TV News Compete? against social media. A technologies, trends and innovations conversation with Twitter's Dick Costolo, former FFC Chairman Julius Genachowski and CEO Michael Lynton of Sony with Jerry Murdock looks to The Future of Your TV. Also, novelist and public radio host Kurt Andersen dissects What Do TV Shows Tell Us about Ourselves? with award-winning writer and producer James L. Brooks (Mary Tyler Moore, Taxi, The Simpsons). [56 minutes]

  • Privacy, Safety, and the Law (#205)

    Privacy or Safety? The continuing talk of the controversial issue is brought into question in the fifth and final episode of WORLD Channel's second season of The Aspen Institute Presents. The BBC's Jon Stewart hosts Privacy, Safety, and the Law, which weighs the importance of privacy and safety for both the government and citizens of the United States. National security experts, including former U.S. Representative of California Jane Harman, The Aspen Institute's Executive Vice President Elliott Gerson, former U.S. naval Vice Admiral Mike McConnell and national correspondent James Fallows of The Atlantic contribute to the conversation on if We Are Safe? in the nation. Legal commentator Jeffrey Rossen debates law professor Tim Wu over Matter of Debate: Is Privacy Paramount or Should We Live in a Transparent Society?, moderated by Jim Halpert. [56 minutes]

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