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Ron & Clint Howard, Co-Authors, “The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family”

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard and character actor Clint Howard open up about their abnormal childhood growing up in Hollywood with their Midwestern parents in their new book, “The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family.” From surviving their early careers as sibling child actors to finding continued success on the big screen and behind the camera, Ron and Clint take readers on their shared life journey in showbusiness and beyond. Join Washington Post chief film critic Ann Hornaday on Monday, Oct. 18 at 11:45 a.m. ET.
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Bret Baier, Fox News Anchor & Author, “To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, The Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876”

Fox News chief political anchor and historical author Bret Baier’s latest book illuminates the life of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War general and the 18th president of the United States. “To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876” highlights Grant’s pivotal role in advancing Reconstruction and taking on the KKK to save the nation during one of its most divided times in history. Join Washington Post columnist David Ignatius on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
  • Tuesday, October 19 at 9:00 AM EDT

Next Generation: Water with Sarah Diringer, PhD, Jonathan Nez & Emma Robbins

More than two million people living in the United States lack access to clean drinking water, including an estimated 1 in 10 Native Americans. Extreme weather events are likely to exacerbate existing issues with the water infrastructure, and poor communities may feel the effects of climate change on access to clean water first. Washington Post Live will convene key Native American leaders who are working alongside the next generation of activists to help solve this water crisis at this pivotal moment. We will also hear from prominent young women involved in the water justice movement who are carrying on the fight for safe drinking water and sanitation across North America. Join the conversation on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • Tuesday, October 19 at 11:00 AM EDT

Leadership During Crisis with London Mayor Sadiq Khan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the city’s first Muslim mayor, is leading the international financial center’s recovery and cracking down on violent crime. Khan, who was re-elected to a second term in May 2021, is driving climate change and sustainability efforts ahead of COP26. Join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, October 20th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 20 at 9:00 AM EDT

Future of Science & Innovation: Global Chip Shortage with Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo & Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.)

The global semiconductor shortage, which has paralyzed parts of the world economy for nearly a year, is only showing signs of worsening. The impact of the shortage is being felt across manufacturing and the global supply chain. It also threatens to affect America’s competitive edge in science and innovation. Meanwhile, consumers are also facing price increases and shortages of products from TVs and mobile phones to cars. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m. ET to explore this perfect storm of supply and demand and bipartisan ways to address the crisis.
  • Wednesday, October 20 at 10:30 AM EDT

Chasing Cancer: Precision Medicine with Eric Lefkofsky & Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD

New cancer treatments may be on the horizon thanks to the mRNA vaccines widely used to combat COVID-19. These new breakthroughs, coupled with advances in surgical techniques and targeted, individualized treatments, could define a new era of cancer care focused on precision medicine. Pioneering oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee and Tempus CEO Eric Lefkofsky join Washington Post Live to talk about the latest developments in precision medicine and the promise for the future of cancer treatment. Watch live on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
  • Thursday, October 21 at 9:00 AM EDT

Domestic Violence in America with Rachel Louise Snyder

More than 12 million American men and women a year are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner. As the coronavirus pandemic has forced many families to shelter in place over the last 18 months, the numbers of domestic violence and child abuse cases have skyrocketed at an outsized pace. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, Oct. 21 for a series of conversations with experts that go in-depth about how the mental health impact of domestic violence influences other facets of survivor’s lives and how the pandemic has renewed efforts to pass legislation to combat abuse.
  • Thursday, October 21 at 12:00 PM EDT

The Troubled Teen Industry with Paris Hilton, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) & Caroline Cole

The billion-dollar troubled teen industry has largely been unregulated. It leaves minors admitted to treatment centers vulnerable to mental and physical abuse with devastating consequences for survivors of this system. New legislation is seeking to change that and provide greater regulation of these facilities in their treatment of teens. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET for a conversation with Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), troubled teen activists Paris Hilton and Caroline Lorson about their experiences inside the system, the need for reform and the pending legislation.
  • Thursday, October 21 at 3:00 PM EDT

First Look with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart & Hugh Hewitt

Washington Post Live’s “First Look” offers a smart, inside take on the day’s politics. Jonathan Capehart will host a reporter debrief followed by a roundtable discussion with Washington Post columnists. Tune in for news and analysis you can’t get anywhere else on Friday, October 22 at 9:00am ET.
  • Friday, October 22 at 9:00 AM EDT

Race in America: Giving Voice with Maz Jobrani

Maz Jobrani is an Iranian American actor, podcaster and comedian whose performances have been popular with audiences across the world. On Friday, Oct. 22 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Washington Post media reporter Elahe Izadi speaks with Jobrani about the power of comedy to build cultural bridges and performing during the pandemic.
  • Friday, October 22 at 1:00 PM EDT
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Past Programs

Transformers: Manufacturing with Katy George & U.S. Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh

Technology is transforming the way products are being manufactured around the world. Join Washington Post Live on Friday, Oct. 15 at 3:00 p.m. ET, as key players in the industry discuss how artificial intelligence, digital technology and machine learning are rapidly changing the manufacturing process. Industry leaders will also examine the challenges in building a skilled and motivated 21st century workforce to drive the engine of American manufacturing.
  • 2 days ago

First Look with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Charles Lane & Eugene Robinson

Washington Post Live’s “First Look” offers a smart, inside take on the day’s politics. Jonathan Capehart will host a reporter debrief followed by a roundtable discussion with Washington Post columnists. Tune in for news and analysis you can’t get anywhere else on Friday, October 15 at 9:00am ET.
  • 2 days ago

Securing Cyberspace with Nikesh Arora & Suzanne Spaulding

The Biden administration has made clear that cybersecurity is critical to our national security plan, and the role of the private sector is integral to national cybersecurity planning. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 4:00 p.m. ET for a series of conversations about the role of the private sector in charting a path forward to securing cyberspace and lessons learned from recent cyberattacks, featuring Nikesh Arora, chair & CEO of Palo Alto Networks, and Suzanne Spaulding, senior adviser for homeland security and director of the Defending Democratic Institutions project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
  • 3 days ago

The Future of Work: Health and Wellness with Leena Nair & Nick Patel

COVID-19 left an indelible mark on American society- from the way we work, to how we communicate and ideate. As remote working continues to blur the line between the workplace and the home, employers are prioritizing holistic employee well-being and assessing everything from workplace flexibility, to expanded benefits that include counseling, meditation apps and training leaders on empathic leadership. Washington Post Live will host key business leaders for a series of conversations focused on the future of work and how it relates to employee health, well-being and the impact on productivity, employee retention and a company’s overall success. Join the conversation on Thursday, Oct. 14.
  • 3 days ago

Anderson Cooper, CNN Anchor and Author, “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty”

CNN anchor and author Anderson Cooper’s new book, “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty,” chronicles the lives of some of the most remarkable members of the Vanderbilt family. Cooper, the great-great-great-grandson of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the richest man in 19th century America, sits down with Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Karen Tumulty to discuss the fabulous wealth, familial discord, triumphs and tragedies of this legendary American dynasty. Join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • 4 days ago

Disability in America with Day Al-Mohamed, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha & Maria Town

Join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, Oct. 13 for a two-part series about disability rights in the United States, the shape of discrimination today and the critically important considerations around caregiving. In these dialogues, we talk to members of the disability community about challenges with state and federal funding and areas ripe for progress. We also address why disabled individuals are often left out of the conversation about their own caregiving and solutions for more inclusive care.
  • 4 days ago

Health Equity: The State of Obesity in America with Ala Stanford, MD & Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio)

The obesity epidemic in the United States is a serious and growing problem. More than two in five Americans live with this chronic disease, which has become the second leading cause of preventable death in the country. COVID-19 has only exacerbated this problem, fueling stress, loneliness, and a more sedentary lifestyle, particularly afflicting people of color and underserved communities. Join Washington Post Live on Tuesday, Oct. 12 when lawmakers and medical experts discuss innovative ways to tackle this problem and reduce health risks.
  • 5 days ago

Protecting Our Planet: Role of Business & Investing with Mark Carney & Anne Simpson

Corporations across the world have made bold commitments around sustainable investing and business. On Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Mark Carney, U.N. special envoy on climate action and finance, joins Washington Post Live to discuss how companies can meet their goals, the role of private-public cooperation and the stakes at the COP26 talks this November. Anne Simpson, managing investment director of CalPERS, will follow to discuss the growing investment methodology known as the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) movement, and how one of the world’s largest public funds is using its clout as an investor to push companies to do more to tackle the climate crisis.
  • 5 days ago

Race in America: HBCUs with Ruth J. Simmons, PhD

Ruth Simmons is president of Prairie View A&M University, one of the country’s over 100 historically Black colleges and universities. She previously led Brown University and Smith College. Washington Post senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan spoke with Simmons about the state of HBCUs and her journey from growing up in a segregated Texas town to becoming a top leader in higher education.
  • 6 days ago

Race in America: Hispanic Heritage Month with Diana Trujillo

Diana Trujillo was part of a small team to land a robot on Mars and is now studying whether there is life on the planet. On Friday, Oct. 8 at 12:00 p.m. ET, Trujillo joins Washington Post Live to discuss her work with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, advocacy around STEM education and journey immigrating to the United States from Colombia in our conversations marking Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • Oct 8

First Look with The Post’s Michael Duffy, Jacqueline Alemany, Ruth Marcus & Jennifer Rubin

Washington Post Live’s “First Look” offers a smart, inside take on the day’s politics. Michael Duffy will host a reporter debrief followed by a roundtable discussion with Washington Post opinions columnists. Tune in for news and analysis you can’t get anywhere else on Friday, October 8 at 9:00am ET.
  • Oct 8

“Dopesick” with Rosario Dawson, Michael Keaton & Danny Strong

Over 800,000 Americans have died from overdosing on opioids since the 1990s. “Dopesick,” a new limited series on Hulu, chronicles the start of an epidemic fueled by Big Pharma and its devastating impact on individuals, families and the country. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 3:00 p.m. ET when The Post’s senior writer Frances Stead Sellers talks to Michael Keaton and Rosario Dawson, the show’s lead actors, alongside Danny Strong, the show’s creator and executive producer, about the ongoing opioid crisis and the series’ in-depth exploration of how we got where we are today.
  • Oct 7

Health Equity: Affordability with Richard E. Besser, MD & Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.)

Healthcare delivery has changed more in the past year than during any similar period in modern history. And it changed in a way that may help counteract the rising cost of healthcare. At the same time, health insurance coverage is still unaffordable for many Americans, as premium inflation outpaces wage increases. Washington Post Live will gather policymakers, business leaders and public health experts for conversations focused on efforts to make healthcare more affordable in the United States and deliver innovative, quality care to a wider swath of Americans in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join the conversation on Thursday, Oct. 7.
  • Oct 7

Facebook Crisis with John Tye

John Tye, a former U.S. government whistleblower, is representing Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, whose congressional testimony and bombshell interview on “60 Minutes” brought to light what she sees as systemic societal harms perpetuated by the trillion-dollar tech giant. Tye, the founder of Whistleblower Aid, joins Washington Post technology policy reporter Cat Zakrzewski to discuss the tens of thousands of pages of internal documents that Haugen claims show the company “chooses profits over safety.” Join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
  • Oct 6

The Biden Administration: Kiran Ahuja

She is the chief human resources director for the nation’s largest employer, the federal government. Join Kiran Ahuja, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET as she addresses the rollout of the federal COVID-19 vaccine policy. Ahuja will have an integral role in enforcing the new requirements and will discuss implementation as various agencies grapple with the challenge.
  • Oct 6

“There Is Nothing For You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century” with Fiona Hill

She was a key witness in former president Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, and now she’s sharing her story and offering readers an inside look at the Trump years and U.S.-Russia relations. “There is Nothing For You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century” is a new memoir by former deputy assistant to the president and U.S. National Security Council official Fiona Hill, chronicling her life as the child of a coal miner growing up in England to becoming the president’s top advisor on Russia. Hill joins Washington Post investigative reporter Carol Leonnig for a conversation you won’t want to miss. Watch live on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • Oct 6

Securing Cyberspace with Jen Easterly

Cybersecurity is a top priority for governments on the state, local and federal level. As the United States continues to face growing cyberthreats, the Biden administration has issued new security guidance aimed at protecting the computer systems that end up in sensitive facilities from hacking. Earlier this year, the president issued a national security memorandum with steps forward to protect our critical infrastructure and to develop cybersecurity performance goals. Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), joins Washington Post Live to talk about the government’s role in protecting from future cyberattacks.
  • Oct 5

The Path Forward: Resiliency in Business with Michael Dell

Michael Dell is the chair and CEO of Dell Technologies, one of the world’s leading sellers of personal computers. In his new book, “Play Nice But Win: A CEO’s Journey from Founder to Leader,” Dell shares his story of how he took on Silicon Valley and Wall Street to turn his namesake company into one of the world’s leading technology companies with more than $92 billion in revenue.
  • Oct 5

‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music’ with Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl rose to fame as the drummer of Nirvana in the early 1990s. For the last 26 years, he has led the Foo Fighters through 10 albums, 12 Grammys and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction. In his new book, “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music,” Grohl, who is also an Emmy-winning director, shares what it was like growing up as a kid with big dreams in Springfield, Virginia, and how he lived out those dreams making music on the world stage.
  • Oct 5

The Path Forward: Mastering Risk with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (U.S. Army, Ret.) and Anna Butrico

Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (U.S. Army, Ret.) is the former commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and of the nation’s premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command. The warrior-scholar, comfortable with diplomats, politicians and military men alike, has lived a life full of risk. In a new book, “Risk: A User's Guide,” McChrystal and co-author Anna Butrico highlight the key factors that determine how we detect and respond to risk.
  • Oct 4
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