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Welcome! From as far back as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed immersing myself in words, whether that be reading them, writing them, or listening to them. Growing up in Washington, DC, I also developed a passion for news, history and the visual arts.

This photo of me as a child was taken (unbeknownst to me) while I was ensconced in a book at our local library. It ended up being used in a television commercial!

Perhaps that was a harbinger, as 15 years later I found myself blending my love of reading, writing and news by pursuing a career in television. Since 1990, I’ve been a host and producer at Idaho Public Television. In 1994, I started a live call-in program called “Dialogue.”

For more than 30 years, whether it’s been in the studio or while traveling the gorgeous and varied state of Idaho, I’ve interviewed all types of people. In “Marcia’s Musings,” I’ll share my thoughts on some of my favorite interviews, as well as contemplations about life today. I’ll link you to articles and videos that have enriched my understanding of both the world around us and our interior worlds. And in the Dialogue podcast section, you can listen to my conversations with authors, which have been a highlight of my career.

You can also find the podcast on most podcast streaming services under the name “Dialogue with Marcia Franklin.” Please subscribe!

Television is a powerful medium, and I’ve always believed that those who work in the field have a great responsibility to be both accurate and thoughtful in what they present. I aim for my interviews to be “conversations that matter,” ones that shed light on a subject, and perhaps even introduce you to a person or idea you hadn’t considered before.

I hope you enjoy this blog, and thanks for reading and listening to my words!

— Marcia Franklin


Thoughts on Literature and Life

The Color of Conscience

The arrest in Coeur d’Alene Saturday of 31 men affiliated with a white supremacist group highlights the continued attraction of that part of Idaho to such groups. The individuals were charged with conspiracy to riot, afterContinue readingThe Color of Conscience


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