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  • Kate Flannery: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 26, 2020.

    Comedic actress Kate Flannery, best known for her work on The Office, reflects on her acting career and the 15th anniversary of the popular TV series in a National Comedy Center Conversation with comedian and NPR host Ophira Eisenb...

  • God, Politics & Lessons from a Jewish Journey in the White House & Beyond

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

    Sarah Hurwitz on finding spiritual meaning and her past as a White House speechwriter.

    Hurwitz was White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, beginning as a senior speech writer for President Barack Obama and then as head speec...

  • Bill Engvall: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Rutledge Wood

    Comedian Bill Engvall discusses finding his unique comedic voice and the phenomenon of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour in a National Comedy Center Conversation hosted by Floor is Lava’s Rutledge Wood.

    To watch more National Comedy Center programs, visit the National Comedy Center Anywhere channel at...

  • A Carl Reiner Interview from the National Comedy Center Archives

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 19, 2020.

    An interview with comedy legend and founding National Comedy Center Advisory Board Member Carl Reiner from the Comedy Center Archives, featuring never-before-seen interview footage, plus a discussion about Carl Reiner’s genius with...

  • Howie Mandel: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Harrison Greenbaum

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

    Comedian, host and producer Howie Mandel discusses his vast career and his “say yes” philosophy with comedian Harrison Greenbaum in an exclusive National Comedy Center Conversation.

    To watch more National Comedy Center programs, ...

  • Presentation & Interactive Program with Michael Sandel

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. EDT Monday, September 14, 2020.

    The Chautauqua-cherished teacher and author rejoins CHQ Assembly to discuss his new book, "The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?" (publication date Sept. 15), which he briefly outlined at the end of his Q-and-A with...

  • Building Bridges for Inclusive Success Through the Arts

    Originally recorded at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

    Dr. Alex Harris speaks about the power of education through the arts.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer...

  • The Farther You Can Look Back, The Farther Ahead You Can See

    Originally recorded at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

    Michael Moore, president of the International African American Museum, gives his lecture, “The Farther You Can Look Back, The Farther Ahead You Can See.”

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the sho...

  • The Power of African American Preaching

    Originally recorded at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

    Frank Thomas shares the power of the African American sermon.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a u...

  • David W. Blight

    Originally recorded at 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 4, 2019.

    David W. Blight lectures on his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom."

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York s...

  • The Road to a Fair Fight: A Conversation About Voting Rights

    Originally recorded at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

    Drawing from her book, "Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change," Hon. Stacey Abrams, J.D. discusses voting rights.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Cha...

  • Piano Recitals 2020

    Enjoy hours of uninterrupted music from the world’s piano masters, including several Chautauqua favorites such as Alexander Gavrylyuk, Alexander Kobrin, Natasha Paremski, Sara Davis Buechner, Christopher Taylor and more.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the ...

  • Kenan Thompson: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson, the longest-tenured cast member in SNL history and 2020 Emmy-nominee, discusses comedy with Stephen J. Morrison, executive producer of exhibit media for the National Comedy Center.

    To watch more National Comedy Center programs, visit the National Comedy Cent...

  • Alan Zweibel: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Kelly Carlin

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

    Original Saturday Night Live writer and five-time Emmy winner Alan Zweibel discusses his new memoir, "Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier," and his nearly five decades as an award-winning comedy writer with writer/...

  • Creating a Decorative Fall Planter with Betsy Burgeson

    Originally broadcast at 9 a.m. EDT Thursday, September 10, 2020.

    Betsy Burgeson is Chautauqua Institution's Supervisor of Gardens and Landscapes. Her knowledge of all things that grow and her landscape design and management expertise are among the key reasons why Chautauqua's gardens are themse...

  • Weekly Chaplain Sermon Collections 2020

    9 videos

    Premiering on-demand at 12 p.m. EDT Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

    Follow the narrative threads contained within a series of six sermons by each of the 2020 Summer Assembly's weekly chaplains-in-residence.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautau...

  • The Lingering Legacy of Confederate Statues

    Stan Deaton, Senior historian and Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society, examines the lingering legacy of Confederate Statues in a lecture given at Chautauqua on August 14, 2019.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the ...

  • Debra Messing: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Frank DeCaro

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 5, 2020.

    An interview with Emmy Award-winner Debra Messing in conversation about her work and career, Will & Grace, the art of comedy, and comedy legend Lucille Ball as a major influence on Messing throughout her career. Hosted by comedian a...

  • Jay Leno: A National Comedy Center Conversation (Part 2)

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

    Legendary comedian Jay Leno discusses his extensive career in stand-up, writing and late-night television in a conversation with Stephen J. Morrison, executive producer of exhibit media for the National Comedy Center.

    To watch mor...

  • Closing Three Taps of the Gavel: “If We Knew Then …”

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, August 30, 2020.

    President Michael E. Hill concludes the 2020 Chautauqua summer assembly with the traditional president's address.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New ...

  • Chautauqua: For Such a Time as This (Esther 4:14)

    Originally broadcast at 11 a.m. EDT Sunday, August 30, 2020.

    Genesis 32: 22-31

    The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson was elected Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire on June 7, 2003, becoming the first openly gay and partnered priest to be elected Bishop in historic Cristendom. He served as IX Bishop of N...

  • Mark Russell: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Lewis Black

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, August 29, 2020.

    Legendary political satirist and comedian Mark Russell takes on current events for the National Comedy Center with a performance of new musical parodies, plus a discussion of his career and legacy with comedian, author and playwright ...

  • Interfaith Friday 2020
    Movie + 8 extras

    Interfaith Friday 2020

    Movie + 8 extras

    Why should the world be moving in an interfaith direction? Nine lectures, on nine Fridays, from nine leaders in nine different faith traditions will answer that question. Interfaith Fridays are moderated by the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson.

    Friday, July 3, 2020
    Michael Hogue: "Elements of Religious...

  • CHQ Community Shorts
    Movie + 3 extras

    CHQ Community Shorts

    Movie + 3 extras