The Aspen Institute Presents
About This Program
The Aspen Institute Presents, Season Two, is a five-part series broadcast directly from the Aspen Institute Ideas Festival, from June 26th to July 2nd 2013, with compelling conversations and fascinating interviews on the most significant topics of the day. This limited series, including daily updates that will highlight the day's debates, interviews and revelations, is produced exclusively for WORLD.
Now in its ninth year, the Aspen Ideas Festival, which is the Institute’s flagship public event, brings together exceptional thought leaders to discuss key issues of the day from immigration, healthcare and education to national security. Nearly every national news organization covers this weeklong event, but only WORLD will air these special programs.
Episodes from Season 2
The Aspen Institute Presents: Overview
The second season of The Aspen Institute Presents premieres with an overview of the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival. Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour takes us to the best of the 2012 sessions which include conversations and interviews on corporate values, work-life balance, technology, parenting, the economy's outlook, national service and concussions in football.
The Aspen Institute Presents: American People, American Politics
What does it mean to be an American today? The Aspen Institute Presents: American People, American Politics questions the current state of politics as the country's politicians and citizens remain divided. Hari Sreenivasan looks at Aspen Ideas Festival sessions from citizenship led by Eric Liu to the Republican Party with Karl Rove to the 2008 and 2012 elections with Nate Silver and Katie Couric.
The Aspen Institute Presents: The Economic Puzzle
One day the employment rate is up, and the next it's down. On The Aspen Institute Presents, Solving the Economic Puzzle focuses on the creation of jobs in conventional and creative ways. Host Hari Sreenivasan attends conversations with Austan Goolsbee, Elaine L. Chao, Saru Jayaraman, Kevin J. Delaney, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Perry Chen and The Aspen Institute's Walter Isaacson.
The Aspen Institute Presents: Reinventing Television
TV isn't just TV. The Aspen Institute Presents: Reinventing Television and BBC's Jon Stewart bring the best of the Aspen Ideas Festival sessions spotlighting television programming and technology. Speakers include James Fallows, Ehab Al Shihabi, Robert Barnett, Lawrence O'Donnell, Hari Sreenivasan, Dick Costolo, Julius Genachowski, Michael Lynton, Jerry Murdock, Kurt Andersen and James L. Brooks.
The Aspen Institute Presents: Privacy, Safety and the Law
Privacy or Safety? The continuing talk of the controversial issue is brought into question in the final episode of The Aspen Institute Presents. Jon Stewart hosts Privacy, Safety, and the Law, which weighs the importance of privacy and safety for the U.S. government and citizens. With Jane Harman, Elliott Gerson, Mike McConnell, James Fallows, Jeffrey Rosen, Tim Wu, Jim Halpert and Elena Kagan.