Wild River River Celebrates Intelligent TV:
YouTube Launch of The Paul Holdengräber TV Show and More
Released February 2012: Looking for intelligent conversation on the web? Wild River applauds the Intelligent Channel premiere on YouTube last week, Monday, January 30, at 12:00 PM EST/9:00 AM PST.
Launched in 2012 as part of YouTube’s new original channels initiative, the Intelligent Channel (www.youtube.com/IntelligentChannel) presents luminaries from education, art, and culture discussing the topics that matter most for our time. The Intelligent Channel features HD programming of intense conversations produced exclusively to premiere on YouTube.
On “The Paul Holdengräber Show,” founder, director, and intellectual ringmaster of Live from the NYPL Paul Holdengräber’s first guest is Colum McCann, author of National Book Award-winning novel Let the Great World Spin. Holdengräber’s next guest is Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the bestselling Eat Pray Love.
“That’s my mission,” Belzer said: “Conversation-inducing conversations that make people use their brains. Real conversations, all wrapped in wit and humor, that lead people to learn.” (The veteran performer and longtime star of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Homicide, and other shows tweets at: @MRBelzer.)
“There are a billion–no, billions!–of people interested in the power of ideas,” talk show host Paul Holdengräber said. “Our plan is to create a space in people’s lives, on the web, to think.” (Holdengräber–interviewer, instigator, agitator of the mind, and impresario of cognitive theater–tweets at: @Holdengraber.)
The Intelligent Channel is launching three strands of original video programming:
- Richard Belzer’s Conversation–actor, comedian, star of Law & Order SVU and Homicide interviews actors, comedians, directors, musicians, and writers in revealing and insightful conversations.
- The Paul Holdengräber Show–the renowned host of Live from the New York Public Library interviews award-winning writers and artists about their work and other passions.
- Enlightenment Minutes–The famous and the even more famous speak to audiences about their moments of enlightenment, personal transcendence, and growth. The Intelligent Channel is also featuring the new Ed Archive–video, film, and oral histories from universities, museums, libraries, and archives that have yet to hit the web. Enlightenment Minutes and the Ed Archive premiere later in 2012.
“The Intelligent Channel offers us a new movable feast for the mind,” said Peter B. Kaufman, the Intelligent Channel’s creator and executive producer; “The demand for thinking media on the web is deep and wide, and the opportunity to contribute to the larger conversation about ideas is right now and right here.” Executive Producer of the Intelligent Channel, Peter B. Kaufman, is president of the Intelligent Channel’s parent company, Intelligent Television (www.intelligenttelevision.com), and a veteran media executive in television, publishing, new media, and education.
Founder and Principal. Kimberly Nagy received a BA in history at Rider University where she was influenced by professors who stressed works of literature alongside dates and historical facts–as well as the importance of including the perspectives of women and minorities in the historical record.
During a period in which she fell in love with writing and research, Nagy wrote an award-winning paper about the suppression of free speech during World War I, and which featured early 20th century feminist and civil rights leader, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.
Nagy continued her graduate studies at University of Connecticut, Storrs, where she studied with Dr. Karen Kupperman, an expert in early contact between Native Americans and the first European settlers. Nagy has an extensive background and interest in anthropological, oral history and cultural research.
Nagy pursued a publishing career in which she worked for two of the world’s foremost publishers-Princeton University Press and W.W. Norton - as well as at Thomson, Institutional Investor Magazine, Routledge UK, and Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic. She extensive experience in editorial management and marketing/ public relations for corporations, publishers, state agencies, and nonprofits.
Combining her love of writing, editing and publishing, Nagy is an editor, poet and professional storyteller who helps clients discover, rediscover and deepen their authentic voice as well as sculpt good ideas into refined, structurally-sound articles, essays, brochures, and book-length manuscripts (among other written communications). Nagy has worked for authors, publishers, businesses, non-profit organizations, and universities alike. In partnership with poet and award-winning literary journalist Joy Stocke, Nagy is a principal of Wild River Consulting and Publishing (WRCP) Services which offers comprehensive manuscript evaluations, coaching, social media guidance, publishing advice (in a rapidly changing landscape) and enthusiasm for the writing process itself. Stocke and Nagy mentor many talented students and clients.
Partnering with Stocke, Nagy serves as Executive Editor for Wild River Review, an internationally renowned non-profit cultural literary magazine, for which Nagy commissions articles and curates content. Noted by the Utne Reader for exceptionally interesting interviews, Nagy has profiled many artists, writers, philosophers, poets, film-makers, photographers, and business leaders who are making a beneficial difference in the world.
Praised for her literary yet down-to-earth style, Kimberly Nagy is the author of the column (and forthcoming book) Triple Goddess Trials, a mythology/memoir that draws on the divine feminine archetype, phases of the moon, and timeless stories (Medea, Aphrodite, Kali and Syrinx to name but a few) to shed light on women’s experiences in the modern world. Readers have called Nagy’s work “thought-provoking,” “funny,” “deeply important” “inspiring” and “real.”