of Minds --- Complete Scripts -- First Series
The award-winning PBS_TV network series
“Meeting of Minds” has received a more enthusiastic and complimentary
reaction than any program ever carried on American educational television.
Small wonder then that the nation’s television critics voted its scripts
as Best TV Writing of 1976-77*
Here are the complete scripts of the
series. The program –unique, ingenious, and creative—brings together
some of history’s most significant figures and elicits a crosscurrent of
ideas and beliefs and illuminates the past, the present, and even the
future. One reviewer has called it the most fascinating talk show of all.
One show brings
together THEODORE ROOSEVELT, THOMAS AQUINAS, THOMAS PAINE, and CLEOPATRA
discussing ideas and experiences concerning which they have special
Other shows bring
together MARIE ANTOINETTE, SIR THOMAS MORE, KARL MARX, and ULYSSES S.
GRANT. On the next pair of programs ATTILA THE HUN, EMILY DICKINSON,
GALILEO, and CHARLES DARWIN strike intellectual sparks.
The script is wonderfully
entertaining....Crazy as this grouping may sound, it works...we ought to
have more such jeux d’esprit on television.
- Karl E.
Meyer, Saturday Review
“Meeting of Minds” is
entertaining, though-provoking and highly educational....Just the idea of
bringing these historical figures to life, with their words heavily
researched, is a trip in itself.
An intellectual and
entertaining exercise...a rich display of multiple points of view.
Moss, Los Angeles Herald Examiner
serious, yet immensely entertaining.
Barensfeld, Cleveland Press
Endorsed by the
National Education Association, which is urging its 1,800,000 teacher
members to assign student viewing to the programs as a supplement to
regular classroom study...solid entertainment.
Blackwell, TV Week
Brilliant in conception
and particularly in execution.
E. Spivak, Meet the Press
Everything about it
seemed perfect to me. The writing was magnificent.
Wells, The Critic
The best, most
original TV far since the boob tube was invented.
Max Rafferty, Dean of School of Education,
Troy State University, Alabama, Nationally