CLOSER TO TRUTH: Cosmos, Consciousness, God

Robert John Russell, along with other members of the CTNS Board and a host of international colleagues, will be appearing in a new television program this fall on KQED TV-World (Comcast 190/ Digital 9.3), San Francisco bay area, called Closer To Truth

The program is hosted and executive-produced by Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, a recent addition to the CTNS Board of Directors.  The initial series of 39 programs, with the tagline "Cosmos. Consciousness. God," features interviews by Dr. Kuhn with scientists, philosophers, theologians and others on the big questions of purpose and meaning in the universe.  According to the CTT website, "Closer To Truth is the definitive series on Cosmos, Consciousness and God, a global journey in search of the vital ideas of existence. It is the most complete, compelling, and accessible series on Cosmos, Consciousness and God ever produced for television."

The show began airing on KQED-TV World in Northern California on September 13, 2008. The program will air on Mondays at 7:30 am, Saturdays at 1:30 pm and Sundays at 4:30 am this fall. 

Bob will be speaking on "Can Science Deal with God?", "Did God Create Time?" and "How Could God Interact with the World?" Check your local PBS program schedule for confirmation of air dates and times.
Note: KQED World will air "Can Science Deal with God?" on November 24 & 29, 2008.

If you’re not able to tune in for the broadcast, there is a wealth of information as well as video clips on the Closer to Truth website at
The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
2400 Ridge Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94709 USA (510) 848-8152

For other areas of the US:

Broadcast Update  --

Many new stations begin broadcasting in September, including New York, San Francisco, and the PBS HD network.  The PBS World network begins in November.

A station list is on the website - Examples follow.

San Francisco

KQED World

Three times a week: Mondays, 7:30 am; Saturdays, 1:00 pm; Sundays,
4:30 am

New York

CUNY-TV (Channel 75)

Four times a week: Tuesdays, 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 7:30 PM; Saturdays, 8:30 AM

WLIW (21) and WNYE (25) will be starting later.

Los Angeles

KOCE (Orange County, Los Angeles) - Mondays 11:30 PM

KVCR (San Bernardino) - Thursdays 11:30 PM                                               

KCET (World) - Beginning in November Thursdays 7:30 AM/1:30 PM

Washington, D.C.

WHUT - Sundays 11:00 AM / Thursdays 6:00 PM

Tacoma / Seattle

KBTC - Tuesdays 7:00 PM / Mondays 12:30 AM

KCKA - Tuesdays 7:00 PM / Mondays 12:30 AM

KCTS - Wednesdays, 4:00 AM/4:30 AM

More stations will be beginning throughout the fall, including Boston (WGBH World), Phoenix, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Rochester, Nebraska, etc.

Closer To Truth Website -
The Closer To Truth website will feature about 1400 videos from 128 experts, each 8 – 20 minutes in length. The site recently went live and it will take ~6 months to upload all videos. In addition, the first three CTT episodes, one each on Cosmos, Consciousness, God, are now available (in low resolution).

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