Closer to Truth

Closer to Truth
Closer to Truth
Directed by Peter Getzels Series Three , Linda Feferman Series Two
Presented by Robert Lawrence Kuhn
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of series 3
Original channel PBS
Original airing 2000

Closer To Truth is a continuing television series on American public television / PBS, created, produced, and hosted by Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn.



The series brings together leading scientists, scholars, philosophers and artists to discuss new knowledge and discoveries, and fundamental issues of our times, particularly the meaning and implications of state-of-the-art science. It seeks to make state-of-the-art ideas in science and philosophy accessible, intriguing and absorbing to intelligent audiences. A total of 160 Closer To Truth episodes have been or are being broadcast. New episodes are in production. The series is broadcast nationally in the U.S. on PBS and other public television stations, including multiple stations in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, and San Francisco, and internationally, including Canada, Israel, South Korea, Poland, Portugal, etc. The regular half-hour broadcasts of Closer To Truth: Cosmos, Consciousness, God currently cover ~65% of the U.S. and >75% of the top 25 U.S. markets, encompassing >150 stations and broadcasting >1200 episode airings per month. Though air times are almost never prime, in many cities Closer To Truth is broadcast multiple times per week. A list of Closer To Truth stations is on the Closer To Truth website. Closer To Truth is sponsored by the Kuhn Foundation. In December 2010, WUSF, the Tampa PBS station, ran a Closer To Truth “marathon” – 26 consecutive episodes, 13 hours in a row. Since 2008, there have been over 30,000 Closer To Truth broadcasts in the U.S.


The current series of Closer To Truth focuses on Cosmos, Consciousness and God, and features 117 episodes: about equally allocated to Cosmos, Consciousness, and God. Of the 117 episodes, 104 are being broadcast and 13 are in post production and will be broadcast in late 2011. Peter Getzels is the producer / director of Closer To Truth: Cosmos, Consciousness, God.


Closer to Truth: Cosmos is intended to be the definitive series on cosmology, the philosophy of cosmology, origins of the universe, multiple universes, the far far future, fundamental physics, emergence, and science and religion.

Closer to Truth: Consciousness is intended to be the definitive series on brain, mind, essence of consciousness, free will, personal identity, alien intelligence, parapsychology, afterlife, and brain-mind critical thinking.

Closer to Truth: God is intended to be the definitive series on understanding deity, philosophy of religion, proofs and attributes of God, God’s involvement in the world, theological futures, and God-related critical thinking.

The Closer To Truth website features over 1400 exclusive videos, each eight to fifteen minutes, on Cosmos, Consciousness, God. There are 128 contributors—primarily leading scientists and philosophers.

In previous series, Closer To Truth episode topics were clustered in five main categories: brain & mind; biology & medicine; cosmos & universe; science, philosophy & religion; and science & our world.[1]

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