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The Articulate Hour

THE ARTICULATE HOUR Explores Big Ideas Through A Lens of The Arts, Culture and Science
Emmy Award-winning Host Jim Cotter Converses with Artists, Scholars and Creative Thinkers About Navigating A Complex World
Three-Part Series Premieres Friday, May 5, 9 p.m. ET on PBSPassport and
Airs Sunday, May 14, 10 a.m. and Friday, May 19, 6 p.m. on PBS39

Episode 1:"Partial Recall"(Sun. May 14th at 10 a.m. and May 19th at 6:00 p.m.) Memory is the amazing ability of our brains to store and access skills, information, and emotions. Artists and scholars discuss the reliability of our recall and the surprising ways our memories fuel creativity.

Episode 2: "Together/Alone" (Sun. May 14th at 11 a.m. and May 19th at 7:00 p.m.) As modern humans, we crave both connection to others and our own solitude. Artists, scholars, and other great creative thinkers explore these contrasting impulses.

View the Press Release.

about the host


Jim Cotter is a broadcast journalist and producer of film, TV and radio. He has reported from five continents, interviewing world leaders, great artists and everyday people. Cotter began his career working for local radio in Ireland before moving to the UK to work for BBC Wales and The BBC World Service. After coming to the US, he served as Arts Editor at WRTI radio from 2001 to 2015, where he started and hosted the popular, long-running weekly culture show, Creatively Speaking. He created Articulate in 2014.