11/6/2000

Here’s a tribute to Steve

Filed under:General — eric @ 9:27 am

Here’s a tribute to Steve Allen for his best work, but that which he was least famous for: Meeting of the Minds, a TV series that “pitted Socrates, Marie Antoinette, Sir Thomas More, Tom Paine, Karl Marx, Attila the Hun, Emily Dickinson, Galileo, Charles Darwin, and other historical figures in dialogue and disputation.” Brilliantly written, it was axed by TV executives as being “too thoughtful” for the American public. His writing here led to the publication of several books, including an epic critical analysis of the Bible and western morality, and his latest, to be published next Spring, a call to raise the standards of popular culture.

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