Now that we are in the Broadband Age here on the Internets, this long-term project by Harry Kreisler, the Executive Director of Berkeley's Institute for International Studies, is an extremely valuable resource--largely because Harry is an interviewer genuinely interested in what his subjects have to say:
Harry Kreisler, "Conversations with History" http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/conversations/
In these lively and unedited video interviews, distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work. Guests include diplomats, statesmen, and soldiers; economists and political analysts; scientists and historians; writers and foreign correspondents; actors and artists. The interviews span the globe and include discussion of political, economic, military, legal, cultural, and social issues shaping our world. At the heart of each interview is a focus on individuals and ideas that make a difference.
Harry Kreisler is executive producer and moderator of the series, which is produced at the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Conceived in 1982 by Mr. Kreisler as a way to capture and preserve through conversation and technology the intellectual ferment of our times, "Conversations with History" includes over 300 interviews...
Harry's interviews are found not only on the Internets, but Friday evening at 6 and 9 Pacific Time on UCTV, found on the EchoStar DISH Network, Nationwide Channel 9412. Forthcoming TV broadcasts include:
April 29: Forensic Scientist William Haglund talks about digging up bodies in Bosnia, Central America, and Nigeria.
May 6: Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden.
May 20: Thomas Barnett, author of The Pentagon's New Maptalks about globalization, the world order, and what U.S. grand strategy should be.
May 27: Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen.