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    1962 Documentary Design for Disaster

    This 1962 documentary tells the story of a fire that started on November 5th, 1961 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, and over the course of three days destroyed 484 homes, damaged 190 others, and…

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    1920s Women's Magazines and Writers

    Sophie Oliver talked about 1920s women’s magazines and writers. br/ This interview was part of a series of five interviews American History TV conducted with Library of Congress Kluge…

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    Book Discussion on Behind the Gates of Gomorrah

    Stephen Seager, a psychiatrist who spent a year working at the Napa State Hospital for the criminally insane, talked about his book, Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally…

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    Panel Discussion on Books and E-Commerce

    Panelists talked about the impact of e-commerce on the sales and publication of books.  br/ They spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade…

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    Interview with Dana Goldstein

    Dana Goldstein talked about her book, The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession. br/ She spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus…

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    Book Discussion on Fire Shut Up in My Bones and The Prince of Los Cocuyos

    Charles Blow, author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones: A Memoir and Richard Blanco, author of The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, talked about their books. br/ They spoke at the 2014…

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    Interview with Bryan Stevenson

    Bryan Stevenson talked about his book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. br/ He was interviewed at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade…

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    Book Discussion on All the Truth Is Out and Losing Our Way

    Matt Bai, author of All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, and Bob Herbert, author of Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, talked about their books.…

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    Open Phones with David Rothkopf

    David Rothkopf talked about his book, National Insecurity: American Leadership in the Age of Fear, and also responded to viewer telephone calls and comments. br/ He spoke at the 2014 Miami…

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    Open Phones with Randall Kennedy

    Randall Kennedy talked about his book, For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law, and also responded to viewer telephone calls and comments. br/ He spoke at the 2014 Miami…

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    Book Discussion on By the Book

    Pamela Paul, Nicholson Baker, Walter Mosley, Ann Patchett, and Francine Prose talked about Ms. Paul’s anthology, By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Bill Flores

    Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) talked from Capitol Hill about the Republican Study Committee (RSC). He was elected November 18, 2014, to be the chair of the RSC for the 114th…

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    2014 Miami Book Fair International, Sunday

    Book TV presented live coverage of the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade College on November 22-23.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a variety of current event topics.

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Patrick Clawson talked about an approaching deadline for a nuclear disarmament deal between Western powers and Iran. Topics included the chances of an agreement and reports of another…

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    American Indian Treaties and Identity

    Panelists talked about treaties between the U.S. and American Indian nations as well as identity issues. br/ “Great Nations Keep Their Word” was a portion of a symposium hosted…

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    White House Immigration Proposals

    Francine Kiefer and Aaron Zitner talked about the political and legislative future of President Obama’s immigration reform proposals. They also discussed administration plans to…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Should former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016?”

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    History of House Pages

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott talked told the story of House pages from the early 1800s until the program was ended in 2011. Their presentations included artifacts from their…

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    Book Discussion on The Pity Party

    William Voegeli talked about his book, The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion, in which he takes a critical look at liberal compassion. In his book, he…

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