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Joined by expert witnesses, writer and producer Daniel Rey explores the life and work of major global figures with a Stanford connection

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Joined by expert witnesses, writer and producer Daniel Rey explores the life and work of major global figures with a Stanford connection

    King and I: Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement

    King and I: Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement

    Stanford professor Clayborne Carson joins Daniel to appraise Martin Luther King’s role in the civil rights movement.

    • 34 min
    Alexander Kerensky: Overthrown by the Bolsheviks

    Alexander Kerensky: Overthrown by the Bolsheviks

    Stanford professor Bert Patenaude joins Daniel to examine the singular life of Alexander Kerensky, the Russian revolutionary overthrown by the Bolsheviks in 1917. 

    • 45 min
    Harry Hay: The Father of Gay Liberation

    Harry Hay: The Father of Gay Liberation

    Historians Joey Cain and Will Roscoe join Daniel to share an intimate portrait of their close friend, the ‘Father of Gay Liberation’, Harry Hay.

    • 51 min
    Edith Head: Hollywood's Most Decorated Woman

    Edith Head: Hollywood's Most Decorated Woman

    Artistic director Susan Claassen transports us to the Golden Age of Hollywood, vividly telling the pioneering story of costume designer Edith Head—the winner of eight Academy Awards.

    • 39 min
    Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

    Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

    Lynn Sherr, friend and biographer of Sally Ride, reveals a complex and extraordinary figure who was both destined for greatness and eager to inspire a generation of young women.

    • 46 min
    John Steinbeck: Of Prizes and Critics

    John Steinbeck: Of Prizes and Critics

    Stanford professor Gavin Jones joins Daniel to champion the merits of a much-loved author disdained by the literary elite: John Steinbeck.

    • 39 min

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Fascinating and thought provoking

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