About Dialogue

"Conversations that Matter." That's the motto of Dialogue, a regional Emmy Award-winning program airing on Idaho Public Television since November 10, 1994. The series, which now includes over 800 shows, features interviews with 'thought leaders' from Idaho and around the world.

The program airs on our main Idaho Channel Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. MT/PT, and repeats Sundays at 5:00/4:00 p.m. MT/PT.

In addition, it can be viewed on our Plus and World Channels, and can also be heard on Boise State Public Radio (KBSX 91.5 FM) Sundays at 11:30/10:30 a.m. MT/PT.

Originally a statewide call-in show focusing on public affairs issues, Dialogue is now pre-recorded and focuses on humanities topics, including interviews with authors, historians and filmmakers. Read more about Dialogue's history.

You can learn more about upcoming and past programs on the Dialogue website, and on its video streaming page. All Dialogue interviews with authors, dating back more than 20 years, can be viewed in the Scout Dialogue Writers Collection.

The program is produced and hosted by Marcia Franklin, an award-winning journalist who has worked for Idaho Public Television since 1990. To share ideas, viewers can:

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Dialogue is funded with a generous grant from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation.