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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »


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 Himself / ... (16 episodes, 1977-1981)
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10 January 1977 (USA)  »

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Steve Allen's Meeting of Minds  »

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Referenced in The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

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I loved this show!
31 December 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I've only ever seen two or three episodes of this series, but they enthralled me. I only wish it were possible to buy them on DVD.

Who else but Steve Allen would conceive of a talk show that had Genghis Khan debating with Emily Dickinson? Pure genius! Highlights from the other episodes that I've caught featured:

* The Marquis De Sade giving a most wonderful soliloquy on the sadism of God -- to the booing of the audience.

* Gandhi debating with a woman (whose name I forget) on the value of birth control (Gandhi was very much against).

* There was an entire episode entirely about Shakespeare and his various characters, but it was IMHO, one of the weakest of the episodes.

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