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    Q&A with Katie Pavlich

    Katie Pavlich talked about her book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women. She spoke about the political divide in the country between the right and left, and her views on the Republican Party.

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    Book Discussion on Black Prophetic Fire

    Cornel West talked about the book Black Prophetic Fire, which he co-wrote with Christa Buschendorf. In the book, he profiles African American leaders Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells.

    He spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade College on November 22-23.

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    Q&A with John Bresnahan and Manu Raju

    Politico reporters Manu Raju and John Bresnahan talked about incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), his personality, his career in the Senate, and his relationships with Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), President Obama, and his own party.

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    Q&A with Ann Compton

    Ann Compton talked about her 41-year career covering the White House. She talked about covering presidents from Gerald Ford to Barack Obama and shared her personal experiences with these men and her opinions on their administrations. As the only television reporter with President Bush on September 11, 2001, she also spoke about how the day unfolded.

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    Q&A with James Risen

    James Risen talked about his book Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War, in which he explores some of the hidden costs of the war on terror since September 11, 2001, both around the world and in the U.S. He spoke about billions of dollars disappearing in Iraq, and abuses of power involving monetary fraud by Americans in the warzones of Iraq and Afghanistan. He also talked about civil liberties issues and the National Security Agency’s (NSA) domestic surveillance program.

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    Q&A with David Mark

    David Mark talked about the book he co-authored with Chuck McCutcheon, Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political Speech, about how politicians use language.

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    Q&A with Nonie Darwish

    Nonie Darwish talked about her life story, including growing up in Egypt and Gaza, her father’s death at the hands of the Israelis, life under Sharia law, why she chose to break with Islam, and the consequences of her choice. She also spoke about her views on Islam and Muslims following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and U.S. relationships with Muslim countries ruled by Sharia law and their role in the war on terror.

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    Q&A with Tavis Smiley

    Tavis Smiley talked about his book, Death of a King: the Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Year, about the final year of the civil rights leader’s life.

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    Q&A with Harold Holzer

    Harold Holzer talked about his book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, in which he examines Abraham Lincoln’s relationships with the press. He talked about Lincoln’s strong-armed tactics with newspaper owners, using their power to steer issues such as slavery, union, and his own political career. He also talked about Lincoln’s authorization of some of the most widespread censorship in the nation’s history, as he closed down “disloyal” papers, jailed their editors, and took over the nation’s use of the telegraph.

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    Q&A with Rory Kennedy

    Documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy talked about her movie Last Days in Vietnam., which looks at the final chaotic days of the Vietnam War and the massive evacuation of U.S. personnel and South Vietnamese in April of 1975. The film tells the stories of individual Americans and South Vietnamese who took matters into their own hands to execute the evacuation and save as many South Vietnamese as possible. Ms. Kennedy also talks about her career as a filmmaker and her family’s history. 

    Rory Kennedy is the 11th and youngest child of Ethel and Robert Kennedy.