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    Legacy of Operation Pedro Pan

    Anita Casavantes Bradford talked about the legacy of Operation Pedro Pan, during which the U.S. Government, from 1960-1962, aided Cuban parents in sending their children to the U.S. to…

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    Book Discussion on Iran and The United States

    Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former high-ranking member of Iran’s National Security Council, talked about his book, Iran and The United States: An Insider’s View on the Failed…

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    The French in Colonial North America

    Brett Rushforth talked about France’s impact on North America in the early 1700s. He also detailed the territorial tensions between the French and Great Britain that brought the Seven…

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    Governors on Health Care Services

    Governors discussed health care issues, including ways of containing costs and revising current fee-for-service payment systems to those that are outcome based. The governors heard…

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    Book Discussion on The Mantle of Command

    Nigel Hamilton, talked about his book, The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942, in which he recalls President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s military command during World War II and his…

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    Washington’s Civil War Forts and Parks

    Panelists talked about the development of Washington, D.C.'s, Civil War forts, their role in the war, and their ensuing transformation into the public parks and cultural resources known as…

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    1963 Universal Newsreel on Mona Lisa in Washignton, DC

    President John F. Kennedy made brief remarks at the opening ceremony for a three week loan of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” to the National Gallery of Art in 1963.

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    Communicators with Tom Vander Ark

    Tom Vander Ark, author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning Is Changing the World, talked by video link from Seattle about digital learning and the future of U.S. schools as they…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Iowa State Senator Joni Ernst delivered the weekly Republican address. A lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard, she was the Republican nominee for the 2014 election for a…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the visits he had made during the week to people in Colorado and Texas who had written letters to him about the…

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    Panel Discussion on the Black Arts Movement

    Panelists talked about the influence of the Black Arts Movement on contemporary literature.  “The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement, Revised” was a panel at…

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    Governors on Employing Veterans

    Governors held a discussion on strategies for helping the nation’s veterans transition to civilian employment. They heard from representatives from the federal and state…

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    Panel Discussion on American Morality

    Panelists talked about contemporary moral and political questions, as well as James Baldwin’s statement that, “Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Raul Grijalva

    Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, talked about immigration and the increase in the number of unaccompanied children and others from…

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    Book Discussion on From the Block to the Boardroom

    Tracey Syphax, an ex-offender turned businessperson, talked about ending mass incarceration through educating the community on proper re-entry tools and entrepreneurship for former…

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    Panel Discussion on Multicultural Book Publishing

    Panelists talked about alternative approaches, including library acquisitions, alternative book distribution, book festivals, and developing the educational book market, to increase public…

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    Governors on Education and Job Training

    National Governors Association Chair Mary Fallin (R-OK) gave her final report on her year-long initiative, “America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.” The…

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    State of African American Literature

    Malaika Adero talked about the state of African-American literature, as well as its history, significance, and traditions. “The State of African American Literature” was a talk…

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    2014 Harlem Book Fair

    Book TV aired live coverage of the 16th annual Harlem Book Fair from the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Live coverage included: 11:45 AM…

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    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Max Rodriguez and Khalil Muhammad made opening and welcoming remarks at the beginning of session of the 2014 Harlem Book Fair at the Langston Hughes Auditorium in the New York Public…

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