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For more than 25 years, host Marcia Franklin has recorded "Conversations That Matter" with some of the world's most noted writers and thinkers — from historians to humorists, from politicians to pundits, from jurists to journalists — for her series "Dialogue" on Idaho Public Television.

Nov 29, 2020

Firoozeh Dumas, the Iranian-born humorist and author of Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America, talks with Marcia Franklin about growing up as an Iranian immigrant in California after the Iranian Revolution, why she felt it was so important to write her memoir, and the role of humor in her life.


Nov 22, 2020

The recipient of the coveted Caldecott Medal, David Macaulay is the creator of children’s books that explain how architectural wonders such as pyramids and cathedrals were built. He and host Marcia Franklin discuss his show, “Building Big,” his books Cathedral and Mosque, and his philosophy on modern...

Nov 15, 2020

Idaho Public Television host Marcia Franklin talks with Robert MacNeil, the veteran journalist, author, and former co-host of the NewsHour on PBS. MacNeil, who was born in Canada, talks about becoming an American, how the news profession changed over the course of his career, and his love for the English language.


Nov 8, 2020

Idaho Public Television host Marcia Franklin talks with award-winning Australian author Thomas Keneally about his novel Schindler's Ark, which was the basis for the Oscar-winning movie, Schindler's List. They discuss his experiences researching and writing the book, as well as his thoughts on adapting the story to...

Nov 1, 2020

Marcia Franklin talks with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), the last of the so-called "Big Six" leaders of the African-American civil rights movement.

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Originally Aired: 11/14/2014

Lewis was the chairman of the Student Nonviolent...