The nation's television critics voted Steve Allen's "Meeting of Minds" scripts as the 'Best TV Writing of 1976-1977', together with James Costigan's "Eleanor and Franklin". Subsequently the series won the Peabody Award, an Encyclopaedia Britannica Award, the Film Advisory Board Award, and an official endorsement by the National Education Association. This volume contains the Fourth Series of six scripts. The first two programs bring together Margaret Sanger, Mohandas Gandhi, and Adam Smith; the second two include Niccolo Paganini, William Blake, and Leonardo da Vinci; and the final two feature Oliver Cromwell, the nineteenth-century Irish nationalist leader Daniel O'Connell, and Catherine the Great. This is the fourth of four volumes of scripts from the First through the Fourth Series of "Meeting of Minds".
Steve Allen (1921-2000) was known as television's renaissance man. He authored over fifty books and composed over 8,500 songs. Allen was the creator and original host of the Tonight Show and the award-winning PBS series Meeting of Minds. You can learn more about this legendary entertainer by visiting his offical Web site at SteveAllen online.com.