How do we have tough conversations with nuance, fascination, respect, in a world deeply divided? Veteran reporter Eve Pearlman introduces”conversation journalism”: a job where journalists go to the heart of political and social divides to encourage discussions between people who disagree. Watch what happened when a group that would have never met — 25 conservatives out of Alabama and 25 liberals from California — assembled to talk about issues that are controversial. “Real connection across gap: this is a salve our democracy sorely wants,” Pearlman says.