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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on a variety of current event topics and on the issue of whether contributions by ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos to the…

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    American Exceptionalism

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) talked about the influence of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln on his life in politics and his belief in American…

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    Book Discussion on Fundraiser A

    Robert Blagojevich talked about his book, Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom and Justice, about being prosecuted along with his brother, former Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL),, and the…

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    Book Discussion on The Road to Character

    David Brooks talked about his book The Road to Character, in which he looks at where character comes from and how it is shaped. He argues that in our modern culture of achievement,…

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    Book Discussion on Admirable Evasions

    Theodore Dalrymple talked about his book, Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality, in which he takes a critical look at the field of psychology and argues that modern day…

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    Book Discussion on Democracy in the Dark

    Frederick A.O. Schwarz talked about his book, Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy, about the debate over secrecy and transparency in the U.S. government. In his…

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    After Words with Colman McCarthy

    Colman McCarthy talked about his book, Teaching Peace, a collection of correspondences on the topic of peace that he has had with his students over the past decades. Mr. McCarthy…

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    Conversation with Cornel West and Robert P. George

    Cornel West and Robert George talked about what they’ve learned from each other on some of the more divisive political issues of the day. While on opposite ends of the political…

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    Book Discussion on So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    Jon Ronson talked about his book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, about public shaming in the Internet age and its impact on the lives of people who have been targeted.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the relationship between social media and public shaming.  Video clips were shown of a book discussion with Jon Ronson, author of So…

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    Book Discussion on Cheated

    Jay Smith and Mary Willingham talked about their book Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports. In the book, they report on two decades…

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    Book Discussion on The Age of Sustainable Development

    Jeffrey Sachs talked about his book The Age of Sustainable Development, in which he presents a sustainable development plan to counter global issues, such as poverty, political corruption,…

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    Panel Discussion on Government and Corruption

    Authors Zephyr Teachout, Brandon Garrett, and Charles Lewis participated in a panel discussion on government and corruption. Zephyr Teachout is the author of Corruption in America:…

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    Book Discussion on Conscience and Its Enemies

    Princeton University professor Robert George talked about his book Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism, a collection of his essays on topics such as…

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    Book Discussion on Is Shame Necessary?

    Jennifer Jacquet talked about her book Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool, in which she argues that public shaming can be a powerful tool in creating social and economic…

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    After Words with Wes Moore

    Wes Moore talked about his book, The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters, about his formative years in the Bronx and Baltimore, as well as his path from a combat officer in Afghanistan…

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    Book Discussion on A Republic No More

    Jay Cost talked about his book, A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption, in which he argues that America’s Founding Fathers feared that the…

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    Book Discussion on The Moral Arc

    Michael Shermer talked about his book The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom, in which he discusses how science has influenced the way we…

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    After Words with Cass Sunstein

    Professor Cass Sunstein talked about his book, Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter, about the pitfalls of group decision-making and how to avoid them. He was…

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    Book Discussion on The American Boomerang

    Nick Adams talked about his book The American Boomerang: How the World’s Greatest ‘Turnaround’ Nation Will Do It Again, in which he talks about what makes America great…

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