Emma Lazarus's iconic sonnet of immigration. Also includes Regina Spektor; United We Dream Foundation Cristina Jiménez; American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten; philanthropist David Rubenstein; and poet Duy Doan.
The rise of skyscrapers and the emergence of the modernist poem. Includes architect Frank Gehry; Chinese visionary and real estate developer Zhang Xin; poet Robert Polito; and student poets from around the United States.
Poet Edward Hirsch, host Elisa New, NBA players Shaquille O'Neal, Pau Gasol and Shane Battier, and a group of pick-up basketball players read Hirsch's "Fast Break" and use basketball to understand poetry—and poetry to understand the game of basketball.
The series premiere spotlights Emily Dickinson. Host Elisa New, actor Cynthia Nixon, cellist Yo Yo Ma, dancer-choreographer Jill Johnson, and poet Marie Howe explore the challenges of art and audience across time, space, and artistic medium.