November 20, 1973 - Produced with the encouragement of the late Robert Weaver, this Options program is a unique survey of Solzhenitsyn's work, with dramatic excerpts from “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch”, and the voice of the author reading his own poetry (recorded clandestinely in his garden in Moscow before he emigrated to the U. S.).
October 18, 1974 - This Options program presents an academic speech by author Isaac Asimov.
December 30, 1974 - Anthropologist and author Margaret Mead speaks at American Museum of Natural History conference on aging.
January 23, 1975 - On this Options program, guests discuss such question as "Are are and life separate realms?", "Does the distinction between pop art and high art make any sense today?", and "What is trash and what is valuable in modern life and art?"
September 21, 1975 - Forum presents Options program with tribute to poet/author Dylan Thomas.
April 9, 1976 - On this Options program, a discussion between Author-anthropologist Margaret Mead and psychiatrist Roy Menninger, president of the Menninger Foundation, on the topic "Toward a Caring Society."
April 7, 1977 - This Options program is a reenactment of a trial of Soviet dissident Joseph Brodsky, a Russian poet.
May 31, 1977 - Author Joan Didion addresses The University of California, Berkeley audience about writing. This is followed by interview with NPR reporter Susan Stanberg.
August 8, 1977 - Twenty months ago, in November 1975, the giant ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald plunged to the bottom of Lake Superior during a storm. The marine board of investigation determined that the Fitzgerald's hatches failed, and the ship sank in a few seconds. This Options program is a collection of commentary, statements, and recordings describing the accident and its aftermath.