NPR Station Support
Open to Debate is a one-hour weekly program available to stations for free on the Content Depot and PRX. Stations may also air individual episodes of the program as specials.
Below are resources for station support.
America is more divided than ever—but it doesn’t have to be. Open to Debate brings multiple perspectives together for real debates that are structured, respectful, clever, provocative, and fact driven. We examine the issues of the day with influential thinkers to build a stronger, more united democracy through the civil exchange of ideas. Be open-minded. Be curious. Be ready to listen. Join us in being Open to Debate.
The moderator of Open to Debate since 2008, John Donvan is an author and correspondent for ABC News. He has served as ABC’s White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem, and Amman. John is the coauthor of In a Different Key: The Story of Autism (Crown, 2016). In addition to premiering his first one-man show, “Lose the Kid,” in 2013 in Washington, D.C., John is a four-time Emmy Award winner and was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2010.
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