Adam Gopnik presents his book, Angels and Ages, which covers the lives of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln.
He then sits down with FORA.tv's Brian Gruber to trace the influence of these legendary men in modern times.
Roy Eisenhardt practiced law for twelve years in San Francisco and taught at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.
He was President of the Oakland Athletics and served as the Executive Director for the California Academy of Sciences for five years.
Roy Eisenhardt has been a frequent interviewer for City Arts & Lectures for the past fifteen years.
Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. His most recent book is "The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food."
Brian Gruber is Founder and Executive Chairman of FORA.tv.
Gruber has twenty years experience successfully building and marketing media enterprises. As the senior marketing officer for a range of respected media institutions, he has managed billion dollar revenue budgets and large and small marketing teams.
As the first marketing director for C-SPAN, he built its affiliate sales and marketing organization, launching C-SPAN II with the largest subscriber base ever for a cable network at launch. As director of marketing for News Corp's FOXTEL, he helped build the cable television brand in Australia, going from number three to number one in cable subscriptions, brand equity and consumer awareness.
As the head of marketing of the largest urban divisions of 3 top ten cable companies (MSO's), he turned flat or negative subscriber growth into substantial gains. And as president of g/media and Principals.com, he has helped more than twenty new media companies develop brands, marketing strategies, and consumer products.
He also acted as the media adviser and new media producer for the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the nation's most prolific presenter of quality world affairs events.
It's very tiring to scour the internet, consulting these types of talks and interviews of the experts just to realize that their job is more about preserving the sources they read and not to find the truth.
Shameful how ignorant 80% of the intellectual/educational community, from what I've seen, ignores contemporary authors unless they're making footnotes to what was assigned in classrooms 20 years ago.
This guy bothers to comment he read (more likely skimmed) through the God Delusion that morning . Then he sympathizes with his critics by saying Dawkins totally rejects all the art and history to religious culture. Dawkins explains in the book, and dozens of interviews, he is a cultural Christian and is only concerned with the implications of when people take the stories literally.
Sounds like Gopnik thinks research is an end in itself...