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Closer to Truth 1100s

Science & PhilosophyCloser To Truth
Producer: Getzels Gordon Productions & The Kuhn Foundation
Rights: Unlimited, 11/12/20 to 11/11/22
13×30
High Definition

Free Series

Closer To Truth is the definitive series on Cosmos, Consciousness and God, a global journey in search of the vital ideas of existence.  It is the most complete, compelling, and accessible series on Cosmos, Consciousness and God ever produced for television.

Closer To Truth explores fundamental issues of universe, brain/mind, religion, meaning and purpose through intimate, candid conversations with leading scientists, philosophers, scholars, theologians and creative thinkers of all kinds.  The shows are a rich visual experience, shot entirely on location in high definition with multiple cameras generating film-like production values. The visual lushness of the high definition, on-location productions, combined with the intriguing titles of the shows, builds audiences already interested in such perennial topics.

Each 30-minute episode features four to seven of the world’s foremost thinkers. The series as a whole features 128 such authorities in what we believe to be the most comprehensive and definitive treatment of these topics ever presented in visual or electronic media.  An invaluable record of today’s best thinking, this new edition of Closer To Truth includes, in addition to the television series (available in high-definition also), an extensive internet site, and resource materials for educators and informal learners.

Episode Descriptions: 

1101. Time at Sea [Cosmos] Is time the ultimate stage on which all events play? Some physicists and philosophers say No — time is an Illusion; time is not real. How can that be?

1102. What is Time? [Cosmos] To appreciate Time is to touch the texture of reality. Does Time differ from our common perceptions of it? Is Time fixed or flexible?

1103. Why Believe in God? [God] This is personal. Why should I want to believe in God? Is belief a circular path of self-deception? Or the shortest route to bedrock reality?

1104. Alternative Concepts of God? [God] Philosophers explore novel ideas of what God may be like. They challenge classical theism, the personal creator of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

1105. Pantheism: Is the World God? [God] Is our search for God too narrow? Why do some philosophers espouse Pantheism?  Pantheism’s claim is not shy; God is Everything and Everything is God.

1106. How do Brains Work? [Consciousness] Everything we know, everything we think, comes from our brain. Are brains our window to reality, seeing what truly exists? Or are we bound by brains, mental slaves of the meat in our heads?

1107. What would an Infinite Cosmos Mean? [Cosmos] Do stars and spaces go on forever? Do the numbers of galaxies, and even of universes, have no end? Here’s how infinity enriches appreciation of reality.

1108. What is God? [God] Does God exist in time, experiencing time’s flow? Or is God eternal, existing outside of time, creating time? These questions help assess God’s existence and discern God’s essence.

1109. Why is Free Will a Big Question? [Consciousness] Free will seems obvious, simple, common; but it’s subtle, profound, maddening, Free will probes the deep nature of human existence. But big questions have big problems.

1110. Is Free Will an Illusion? [Consciousness] Some philosophers and scientists claim that because every event is determined by prior events, including every event in our brains, free will is not real.  What are the arguments, the evidence?

1111. What’s in a Resurrection? [God] Judaism, Christianity and Islam each proclaim a resurrection of the dead, a bodily reconstruction of all people from all time. How would it work? Does it make sense?

1112. Does Hell Reveal God? [God] What kind of God would create hell? Does the truth of Christianity, Judaism and Islam depend on the reality of Hell? Does the nature of Hell offer Insight into what that God would be like?

1113. Confronting Consciousness [Consciousness] Consciousness is what mental activity feels like, the private inner experience of sensation, thought and emotion. Consciousness is like nothing else.

Master Your Future with Rajiv Nagaich

Master Your Future

Master Your Future presenter Rajiv Nagaich is on a mission. His goal is to change the way Americans think about, plan for, and navigate through retirement.

Retirement is a bigger problem than you might think. Ten thousand people turn 65 every day, either already retired or with retirement on their minds. Retirement may start out as an exciting time of adventure. But as you get older, that excitement will probably turn into anxiety—and for good reason.

Maybe you are feeling the trifecta of retirement fears: fear of ending up in an institution, fear of becoming a burden, and fear of running out of money. If you are, welcome to the club! These are the biggest retirement concerns today’s retirees face, whether rich, poor or in between. And the problem is even worse for families with small to medium size estates.

In Master Your Future, Rajiv Nagaich explains the grim reality most retirees face. The average plan for retirement is mostly about creating a financial nest egg. But that’s only part of the reality. Once you retire, you might live for decades more. Rajiv Nagaich will show you why retirement plan failure is so common. He will also show you what you can do to make sure that your story has a different—and better—ending. Effective retirement planning requires more than just legal planning or financial planning. An effective retirement plan should be multi-disciplinary, involving coordinated plans for health, housing, legal and family issues, in additional to financial matters.

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Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen, MD

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The Washington Post wrote that by almost any measure Dr. Daniel Amen is the most popular psychiatrist in America. He is an award-winning brain imaging researcher, founder of The Amen Clinics, and the author of many bestselling books. Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen, MD is based on his new book The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping to Prevent or Reverse Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Psychosis, and More.

In his 14th national public television special, Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind, Dr. Amen teaches viewers 6 practical steps to help them feel happier, sharper and more in control of their own destinies. He gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 40 years.

In addition, he introduces a new concept he developed called THE GOOD VS. EVIL RULER. He encourages viewers to pay attention to how many Evil Ruler strategies they recognize, because that’s where we will learn what is really causing the epidemic rise in suicide, anxiety, depression and ADHD.

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