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    Q&A with Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

    Filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon talked about their documentary Best of Enemies, which tells the story of the famous 1968 televised debates between conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal. In 1968, during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, ABC sponsored ten debates in which the two writers and commentators talked about the issues of the day, from war, to politics, God, and sex. The guests also discussed their careers as filmmakers as well as politics, music, race relations, and other cultural elements of American society.

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    Q&A with Molly Crabapple

    Molly Crabapple talked about her drawings of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, as well as videos she has created on a variety of topics, including immigration detention centers. She also spoke about her career, political views, and how she approaches her work.

    The program contains language that same may find objectionable.

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    Q&A with Kristen Soltis Anderson

    Kristen Soltis Anderson talked about her book The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up), in which she examines shifting demographics in the U.S. and how they could affect future elections at the federal level. She also spoke about trends in technology, as well as social and cultural changes taking place within the millenial generation.

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    Q&A with Don Ritchie and Ray Smock, Part 2

    Senate Historian Emeritus Donald Ritchie and former House Historian Raymond Smock talked about the history of the House and Senate, including the leaders, characters, legislation, and scandals. They also compared the 114th Congress to those of past eras. The program included video clips of House and Senate members throughout the years.

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    Q&A with Evan Thomas

    Evan Thomas talked about his book, Being Nixon: A Man Divided, about the life and career of Richard Nixon. In his book, Mr. Thomas explores President Nixon’s early years and family life, his courtship and marriage to wife Pat, the inner turmoil he experienced throughout his life, and his relationships with political advisers, friends, and staff.

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    Q&A with Stephen Puleo

    Stephen Puleo talked about his book, The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War, about Senator Charles Sumner’s 1856 speech vilifying slave owners and his subsequent caning on the Senate floor by Representative Preston Brooks. Brooks struck Sumner more than thirty times on the head, face, and shoulders, shattering his cane. Mr. Puleo talked about the personal stories of the two men, and the impact of this event over the next four years.