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Fall Series of “Barnes and … A Conversation With” Airs Throughout Sept.

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A four-part series of “Barnes and … A Conversation With” will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by veteran journalist Steve Barnes, episodes this season will feature:

"Barnes and ... A Conversation With Robert Hilburn" 

Robert Hilburn, who worked for the Los Angeles Times for more than 30 years as the chief music critic and pop music editor. 

Hilburn speaks with Barnes about his book “Johnny Cash: The Life.” Insights are provided through Hilburn’s lifelong association with Cash, as he talks about the music legend’s addiction, marriages and career. Hilburn is also the author of the bestselling memoir “Corn Flakes With John Lennon.” “Barnes and … A Conversation With Robert Hilburn” airs Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 -.m. and repeats Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

"Barnes And ... A Conversation With John Lewis" discusses "March: Book One" and Lewis' momentous life. 

Congressman John Lewis, who was one of the key leaders of the civil rights movement. 

Lewis discusses his most recent book “March: Book One,” which is co-written by Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Little Rock native Nate Powell. Lewis also discusses his life as an activist, which involved lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march that became known as “Bloody Sunday.” 

The creative team behind "March Book One": Nate Powell, Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin 

“Barnes and … A Conversation With John Lewis” airs in two parts. Part one airs Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. and repeated Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Part two, which also features Aydin and Powell, airs Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. and a repeats Thursday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

"Barnes And ... A Conversation With Sam Taggart" discusses "The Public's Health." 

Dr. Sam Taggart, who is writer, medical historian and family physician.

In his discussion with Barnes, Dr. Taggart gives a history lesson on 200 years of health and disease in Arkansas. Taggart details this information in his recent book, “The Public’s Health: A Narrative History of Health and Disease in Arkansas.” 

“Barnes and … A Conversation With Sam Taggart” airs Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. and repeats Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m.


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