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Conversations in the Digital Age with Jim Zirin

Conversations in the Digital Age with Jim Zirin is a show designed to illuminate the news by taking the time required to understand and interpret national and world events. The series features high-profile guests from the worlds of politics, law, business, foreign relations, national security, counterterrorism, media, lifestyles, literature, the arts, and the military. Past guests include: Senator Olympia Snowe, Police Commissioners Raymond W. Kelly, Bill Bratton, and James O'Neill, Ambassador Frank Wisner, ISIS expert Princeton Professor Bernard Haykel, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb, American Museum of Natural History President Ellen V. Futter, Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Johns Hopkins' Nitze School Dean Vali Nasr to name a few. The series is hosted by Jim Zirin, a contributor to major publications including Time, Forbes, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Times of London and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of two books, The Mother Court -- Tales of Cases That Mattered in America's Greatest Trial Court, and Supremely Partisan-How Raw Politics Tips the Scales in the United States Supreme Court. Zirin served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the Criminal Division under the legendary Robert M. Morgenthau.

  • Was Alan Greenspan A Hero Or A Villain?
    Friday, August 17
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Sebastian Mallaby, Author, "The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan". Alan Greenspan served as Federal Reserve Chairman from 1987 to 2006, succeeding Paul Volcker. For many, he was the undisputed architect of American prosperity. For others, he was to blame for the 2008 financial crisis. Sebastian Mallaby, author of an extraordinary biography entitled, The Man Who Knew-The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan, tells Jim Zirin that, while Greenspan saw the handwriting on the wall in the early 2000s, he failed to take the action needed to avert the crisis.
  • Is The Nypd Entering A New Era?
    Monday, August 20
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: James P. O'Neill, Police Commissioner, NYPD. Jimmy O'Neill became New York City's 43rd Police Commissioner last September. Since then, he has coped with a terrorist attack in Chelsea, solving a brutal homicide of a jogger in Queens, protecting a new President on 56th Street, and negotiating a new union contract. He tells Jim that he seeks no legacy, except to keep New Yorkers safe in a new relationship with the police.
  • Is The Nypd Entering A New Era?
    Friday, August 24
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: James P. O'Neill, Police Commissioner, NYPD. Jimmy O'Neill became New York City's 43rd Police Commissioner last September. Since then, he has coped with a terrorist attack in Chelsea, solving a brutal homicide of a jogger in Queens, protecting a new President on 56th Street, and negotiating a new union contract. He tells Jim that he seeks no legacy, except to keep New Yorkers safe in a new relationship with the police.
  • What Will Kelli O'hara Do As An Encore?
    Monday, August 27
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Kelli O'Hara, Actress. Kelli O'Hara came to New York from a small town in Oklahoma. She climbed every mountain, rocketing to stardom in the Broadway musical theater, and winning the coveted Tony as Best Leading Actress in the 2015 revival of "The King and I." She tells Jim Zirin how she has acted out serious contemporary themes, all the while preserving the enduring musical values of the American songbook.
  • What Will Kelli O'hara Do As An Encore?
    Friday, August 31
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Kelli O'Hara, Actress. Kelli O'Hara came to New York from a small town in Oklahoma. She climbed every mountain, rocketing to stardom in the Broadway musical theater, and winning the coveted Tony as Best Leading Actress in the 2015 revival of "The King and I." She tells Jim Zirin how she has acted out serious contemporary themes, all the while preserving the enduring musical values of the American songbook.
  • Will Trump's Travel Ban Help or Hurt National Security?
    Monday, September 3
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: John Miller, Deputy Commissioner, Intelligence & Counterterrorism, NYPD. Since the Ninth Circuit ruling staying Trump's January 27 travel ban, people wonder whether, apart from the legalities and the politics, the President's executive order will strengthen national security or just provoke more converts to radicalization. John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence & Counterterrorism tells Jim Zirin that self radicalized terrorists, not immigrants or refugees, are the source of our greatest national security concern.
  • Will Trump's Travel Ban Help or Hurt National Security?
    Friday, September 7
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: John Miller, Deputy Commissioner, Intelligence & Counterterrorism, NYPD. Since the Ninth Circuit ruling staying Trump's January 27 travel ban, people wonder whether, apart from the legalities and the politics, the President's executive order will strengthen national security or just provoke more converts to radicalization. John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence & Counterterrorism tells Jim Zirin that self radicalized terrorists, not immigrants or refugees, are the source of our greatest national security concern.

 

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  • Was Alan Greenspan A Hero Or A Villain?
    Monday, August 13
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Sebastian Mallaby, Author, "The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan". Alan Greenspan served as Federal Reserve Chairman from 1987 to 2006, succeeding Paul Volcker. For many, he was the undisputed architect of American prosperity. For others, he was to blame for the 2008 financial crisis. Sebastian Mallaby, author of an extraordinary biography entitled, The Man Who Knew-The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan, tells Jim Zirin that, while Greenspan saw the handwriting on the wall in the early 2000s, he failed to take the action needed to avert the crisis.
  • Should Nuclear Policy Be Trump's First Order of Business?
    Friday, August 10
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Rebecca Lissner, Council on Foreign Relations. Trump said he wants to ramp up our nuclear arsenal as he bids for a better relationship with Putin. Meanwhile, North Korea says its ICBM launch has reached the final stage. Council on Foreign Relations nuclear policy expert Rebecca Lissner tells Jim Zirin that we urgently need a "grand strategy" to deal with an alarming threat.
  • Should Nuclear Policy Be Trump's First Order of Business?
    Monday, August 6
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Rebecca Lissner, Council on Foreign Relations. Trump said he wants to ramp up our nuclear arsenal as he bids for a better relationship with Putin. Meanwhile, North Korea says its ICBM launch has reached the final stage. Council on Foreign Relations nuclear policy expert Rebecca Lissner tells Jim Zirin that we urgently need a "grand strategy" to deal with an alarming threat.
  • Should Trump Be So Quick to Establish Good Relations with Putin?
    Friday, August 3
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Thomas E. Graham, Kissinger Associates. Obama thought he would "reset" relations with the Russians; yet they deteriorated to the lowest level since the Cold War. Can the U.S. salvage the relationship? Is the election hack an insuperable barrier? Tom Graham, former Senior Director for Russia on the National Security Council, and Special Assistant to President Bush 43, who is in the mix for Trump's Ambassador to Russia, tells Jim Zirin that our way forward with Putin must be a multi-pronged approach.
  • Should Trump Be So Quick to Establish Good Relations with Putin?
    Monday, July 30
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Thomas E. Graham, Kissinger Associates. Obama thought he would "reset" relations with the Russians; yet they deteriorated to the lowest level since the Cold War. Can the U.S. salvage the relationship? Is the election hack an insuperable barrier? Tom Graham, former Senior Director for Russia on the National Security Council, and Special Assistant to President Bush 43, who is in the mix for Trump's Ambassador to Russia, tells Jim Zirin that our way forward with Putin must be a multi-pronged approach.
  • A Conversation with Ban Ki-Moon
    Friday, July 27
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. When Ban Ki-moon left office on December 31, 2016 he will have been the longest-serving Secretary General of the UN in the peacekeeping organization's 71 year history. He tells Jim Zirin of his achievements during his decade-long run, such as reducing global warming and improving the plight of abused women and girls, and talks of his future in public life, perhaps even a run for President of Korea.
  • A Conversation with Ban Ki-Moon
    Monday, July 23
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. When Ban Ki-moon left office on December 31, 2016 he will have been the longest-serving Secretary General of the UN in the peacekeeping organization's 71 year history. He tells Jim Zirin of his achievements during his decade-long run, such as reducing global warming and improving the plight of abused women and girls, and talks of his future in public life, perhaps even a run for President of Korea.
  • Why Were Black Voters Disillusioned with Hillary Clinton?
    Friday, July 20
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Professor, Princeton University. Black voting declined in the 2016 presidential election by 8%, contributing to Donald Trump's stunning upset victory. Was this because of voter suppression, or were many sitting it out as a protest against the failure of the Nation's first black President to deliver on his promise? Princeton's African American Studies Department Chair, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., author of the bestseller, Democracy in Black-How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, tells Jim Zirin why many blacks are beginning to take a pass on voting for the President.
  • Why Were Black Voters Disillusioned with Hillary Clinton?
    Monday, July 16
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Professor, Princeton University. Black voting declined in the 2016 presidential election by 8%, contributing to Donald Trump's stunning upset victory. Was this because of voter suppression, or were many sitting it out as a protest against the failure of the Nation's first black President to deliver on his promise? Princeton's African American Studies Department Chair, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., author of the bestseller, Democracy in Black-How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, tells Jim Zirin why many blacks are beginning to take a pass on voting for the President.
  • How Do We Deal with the Syrian Refugee Crisis?
    Friday, July 13
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: David Miliband, President, International Rescue Committee. The bloody civil war in Syria has spawned a refugee crisis of dimensions unknown since World War II. Nearly 5.5 million people have fled the conflict with only around 10,000 re-settled in the United States - less than 0.2 per cent of the total Syrian refugee population. Yet, during the campaign, President-elect Trump said he would close the door to Syrian immigration. International Rescue Committee President David Miliband tells Jim Zirin that the U.S. must open its doors to carefully vetted Syrian refugees, and do its part to avert a humanitarian disaster.
  • How Do We Deal with the Syrian Refugee Crisis?
    Monday, July 9
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: David Miliband, President, International Rescue Committee. The bloody civil war in Syria has spawned a refugee crisis of dimensions unknown since World War II. Nearly 5.5 million people have fled the conflict with only around 10,000 re-settled in the United States - less than 0.2 per cent of the total Syrian refugee population. Yet, during the campaign, President-elect Trump said he would close the door to Syrian immigration. International Rescue Committee President David Miliband tells Jim Zirin that the U.S. must open its doors to carefully vetted Syrian refugees, and do its part to avert a humanitarian disaster.
  • Has Hacking Become A National Security Issue?
    Friday, July 6
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Adam Segal, Author, "The Hacked World Order". The Russians hacked the DNC and Hillary Clinton's private server. The North Koreans hacked SONY. The U.S. hacked Angela Merkel's cell phone and Dilma Rouseff's email. The U.S. and the Israelis hacked Iran's nuclear installation in Natanz, and set the program back for at least five years. Council on Foreign Relations cyber-security expert Adam Segal tells Jim Zirin that whether on offense or defense, America lives in a new hacked world order.
  • Has Hacking Become A National Security Issue?
    Monday, July 2
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Guest: Adam Segal, Author, "The Hacked World Order". The Russians hacked the DNC and Hillary Clinton's private server. The North Koreans hacked SONY. The U.S. hacked Angela Merkel's cell phone and Dilma Rouseff's email. The U.S. and the Israelis hacked Iran's nuclear installation in Natanz, and set the program back for at least five years. Council on Foreign Relations cyber-security expert Adam Segal tells Jim Zirin that whether on offense or defense, America lives in a new hacked world order.