Thanks to Rev. El Mundo, I learned that on Up with Chris Hayes on the day after the Reason Rally, the host talked about the impact of atheism on public life with a variety of people, some of whom had been speakers at the rally. Hayes also casually let it be known that he was an atheist too. I hope that this may encourage other prominent figures to also casually mention it.
It is one of the most exhaustive discussions of religion and its role in public life that one is likely to hear on the usually vapid and atheist-averse American commercial TV.
In the first segment, Hayes talks with Harvard University Professor Steven Pinker, Washington Post blogger Jamila Bey, author Susan Jacoby, and podcast co-host Jamie Kilstein,
In the next segment he added The Atlantic‘s senior editor Robert Wright to the group.
Then he brought in Richard Dawkins.
In the next segment he talks about god and global warming with the panel.