Selling VHS Tapes: Steve Allen's Meeting Of The Minds 4 Volume * Rare Vintage *

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This is a 4 volume set of Steve Allen's Meeting of the Minds on VHS.

They are $150 each or $500 for the set.

The show featured guests (played by actors) who played significant roles in world history. Guests would interact with each other and host Steve Allen, discussing philosophy, religion, history, science, and many other topics.
As nearly as was possible, the actual words of the historical figures were used. The show was fully scripted, yet the scripts (written by Steve Allen) were carefully crafted to give the appearance of spontaneous discussion among historic figures. Guests included: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Paine, Voltaire, Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Daniel O'Connell, Catherine II, and Oliver Cromwell.

Typically, each episode would be split into two parts, broadcast separately, with most or all of the guests introduced over the course of the first part, and the discussions continuing into the second part. A total of 24 episodes (or 12 two-part episodes) were produced. The first 6 of the 12 episodes were issued on VHS tape before going out of print. Sadly, the final 6 episodes were never released and none of the episodes were ever issued on DVD.

· Tapes 1 and 2: Steve Allen hosts this thought provoking conversation between Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Elizabeth Browning, Machiavelli, and Aristotle.

· Tapes 3 and 4: Steve Allen hosts an intellectual discussion between Theodore Roosevelt, Cleopatra, Thomas Paine, and St. Thomas Aquinas.

The show won many awards, including an Emmy Award, four Emmy nominations, and a Peabody Award.

Volume 1 and 2's plastic covering the case is wrinkled, but 3 and 4 are perfectly smooth. The tapes play well for VHS tapes.