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Book Discussion on Thirteen Soldiers
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about the book he wrote with Mark Salter, Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War, in which he discusses America’s armed conflicts through the eyes of thirteen soldiers in thirteen wars. The book includes profiles of Joseph Plumb Martin, a fifteen-year old soldier in the Revolutionary War, Army Reservist Mary Rhoads, who served in the Persian Gulf War, and Michael Monsoor a Navy SEAL in Iraq. Senator McCain was interviewed by Myron Belkind and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Topics included the reasons he chose particular individuals to represent each war.419 views
This was a book rap event at the National Press Club to commemorate Veterans Day.
Open Phones on 50th Anniversary of Selma March
Bernard LaFayette and Clayborne Carson talked about the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and responded to viewer comments and questions. They were at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary.272 views
Video from ABC News was shown of the march and a portion of a speech by John Lewis in Montgomery, Alabama, March 25, 1965, was shown.