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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.

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    Q&A with Dr. Patrick O'Gara

    Dr. Patrick O’Gara talked about advances in heart surgery, progress in understanding heart health and heart diseases, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on doctors and patients. He also spoke about his family and career.

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    Q&A with Don Ritchie and Ray Smock, Part 1

    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 David McCullough

    David McCullough talked about his book The Wright Brothers, in which he talks about the personal stories of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the roles their family played, and the time period in which they lived. Mr. McCullough also spoke about his own experiences as he researched and wrote the book.

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    Q&A with Michael Witmore

    Michael Witmore talked about his role as director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, as well as the library’s function, funding, mission, and repository of the world’s largest Shakespeare collection. The library is funded largely by private donations, but also receives money from Congress. Mr. Witmore spoke about how politicians have used Shakespeare as part of their oratory on both the House and the Senate floors as well as during campaigns. Mr. Witmore also discussed the life and writings of William Shakespeare. The program included video clips of both Republicans and Democrats quoting Shakespeare.

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