Neal Gabler

Neal Gabler, a cultural historian, is the author of Life, the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality. He graduated from the University of Michigan and holds advanced degrees in film and American culture. His past professional posts include teaching at the University of Michigan and at Pennsylvania State University, hosting PBS's "Sneak Previews," and serving as commentator for "Good Morning America."


Volume 39

Guests on Volume 39: Neal Gabler, on how entertainment has become the highest value in our culture; C. John Sommerville, on How the News Makes Us Dumb: The Death of Wisdom in an Information Society; John L. Locke, on the value of personal interaction, and how technology is displacing it; Vigen Guroian, on gardening; Marion Montgomery, on how higher education has lost its way; Peter Berkowitz, on why liberal democracies need virtuous citizens; Harry Clor, on the need for the law to return to encouraging a public morality; and Ted Libbey, on French composer Francis Poulenc.