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Long Island Conversations with Doris Kearns Goodwin

Long Island Conversations premieres Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. on WLIW21. The half-hour program will also air on Tuesday, October 29 at 1 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. and will be available to viewers online at http://www.wliw.org/after the broadcast.

In Long Island Conversations Jim Paymar interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, a native Long Islander who grew up in Rockville Centre and graduated from South Side High School.

During the interview, which was taped at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, Goodwin shares how growing up on Long Island influenced her best-selling memoir Wait Till Next Year and ignited her passion for American political history; her book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln became the basis for Steven Spielberg's 2012 Academy Award-winning film Lincoln.

Goodwin also reveals her experiences while penning her next book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, which will be released in November 2013.

Long Island Conversations is a production of Paymar Communications Group and WLIW21 in association with WNET.

WLIW21 and Long Island Conversations can be seen across all of Long Island, New York City and Westchester County and also in southern Connecticut eastern New Jersey.

Long Island Conversations Executive Producer and anchor is Jim Paymar.  Producer is Ally Gimbel.  Executive-In-Charge of Production is John Servidio.