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Colum McCann Discusses 9/11 on the Launch of My Show (Video)

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For YouTube's new original channels initiative, Intelligent Television has launched "The Paul Holdengraber Show," which premiered this past Friday, February 3, 2012.

Acclaimed novelist Colum McCann discussed 9/11, storytelling, Obama & Frederick Douglass, the tightrope artist and author Philippe Petit, and the pleasures of digression. Programs will be on average 20 minutes long allowing time for digression and the pleasure of thought.

Future guests include graffiti and tattoo artist Mr. Cartoon, chef Dave Chang, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright, artist Maira Kalman, writer Philip Gourevitch, musician Ethan Lipton, biographer Stacy Schiff, filmmaker Werner Herzog, "survival" grant manager at The Robinhood Foundation, Eric Weingartner, doctor and author Siddhartha Mukherjee, and many others.

Expect conversations rather than soundbites.

Watch here: