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  • Judy Gold: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Frank DeCaro

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

    Comedian, actress and author Judy Gold discusses her craft, the importance of comedy during these trying times, and her new book with comedian and author Frank DeCaro in a conversation for the National Comedy Center.

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  • John Cleese and Camilla Cleese: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    Actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and Monty Python legend John Cleese and his daughter, comedian Camilla Cleese, discuss comedy, John’s acclaimed career, their recent work together, and father/daughter memories in this Father’s Day tribute hosted by comedian Harrison Greenbaum.

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  • Wynton Marsalis in Conversation with H.E. Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Friday, October 23, 2020.

    Celebrated jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis speaks with H.E. Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo, a patron of the arts who has dedicated her life to inspiring artists to create, generations to innovate and communities to unite and prospe...

  • Wynton Marsalis in Conversation with Jon Batiste

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 22, 2020.

    Celebrated jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis speaks with Jon Batiste, the virtuoso pianist, bandleader, composer, record producer, educator and actor. As a teenager, Batiste began self-producing and releasing his music, as ...

  • Dulcé Sloan: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Charles McBee

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

    Join stand-up comedian and “The Daily Show” correspondent Dulcé Sloan as she discusses her career, the craft of comedy and the importance of Black artistry in a National Comedy Center conversation with comedian and writer Charles Mc...

  • Gabriel Iglesias: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    Join comedian and actor Gabriel Iglesias, one of the most successful stand-up comics performing today, as he discusses his life, career and recent projects in a lively conversation with comedian Harrison Greenbaum.

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  • Theodore Miller: Chautauqua's Rough Rider

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 15, 2020.

    The story of how the family of Chautauqua's co-founder, Lewis Miller, was impacted by the Spanish War.

    Chautauqua Heritage Lecture Series - Fall Edition, Vol. 1: "Theodore Miller: Chautauqua's Rough Rider" hosted by Jon Schmitz.

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  • Wynton Marsalis in Conversation with the Most Rev. Michael Curry

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 15, 2020.

    Famed jazz musician Wynton Marsalis speaks with Michael Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church.

    ABOUT PRESIDING BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY

    Presiding Bishop Curry was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop ...

  • Desi Arnaz: A National Comedy Center Conversation with Lucie Arnaz

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

    Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, talks with NPR host and TV critic David Bianculli for a Father’s Day tribute to Desi, who changed the face of television — both on screen and behind the scenes — with “I Love...

  • Tiffany Haddish: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Flame Monroe

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, October 10, 2020.

    Actress, comedian, author and Emmy Award winner Tiffany Haddish discusses her work, creative process and career with comedian Flame Monroe, who was recently featured in the Emmy-nominated Netflix variety special “Tiffany Haddish Pres...

  • Margaret Cho: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Judy Gold

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

    Comedian, actress and author Margaret Cho candidly discusses her craft and comedy’s vital role in issues of social justice and equality with comedian Judy Gold in this National Comedy Center Conversation.

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  • Aidy Bryant & Lolly Adefope: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    Actress, comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member Aidy Bryant is joined by actress and comedian Lolly Adefope — Aidy’s co-star in the Hulu comedy series “Shrill” — for a conversation on comedy with comedian and SNL writer Anna Drezen.

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  • Nicola Benedetti on Performance, Preparation and Practice

    Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 1, 2020.

    Join Grammy Award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti as she shares insights into the internal and external experiences of life as a performer. From preparation to performance, Ms. Benedetti will take listeners behind the scenes, givin...

  • 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...

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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