This show featured a lecture delivered as part of "Little Women: Lesser-Known Characters from the Hebrew Bible," an interdisciplinary conference on the Jewish and Christian afterlives of scriptural women presented by the Luce Program In Scripture and Literary Arts and the Elie Wiesel Center For Judaic Studies at Boston University.
The lecture speaker was author Gregory Maguire. Using the Hebrew Bible reference to the Witch of Endor and her prophecies to King Saul about his imminent death, Maguire considered the correlation of prophecy and sympathy in the Book of Samuel story and other sources, including his own work in progress, Deposition of an Oracle.
Maguire's lecture began with an introduction by Peter Hawkins, director of the Program in Scripture and Literary Arts.
This program aired on March 18, 2007.