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    Robert Service Conversation with George Shultz

    Historian Robert Service spoke with former Secretary of State George Shultz about the final years of the Cold War. Mr. Shultz served in the Reagan administration from 1982-1989.…

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    Book Discussion on The End of the Cold War

    Robert Service talked about his book The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991, in which he looks at the final years of the Cold War from both the U.S. and Soviet perspectives.

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    Baquet Family on New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Three brothers, Wayne, Dean, and Terry Baquet, told their stories of Hurricane Katrina. “Story of a Family: The Baquets” was part of the day-long event, “New Orleans: 10…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question, “What are the causes and solutions for violence in society?”

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    Melvin Laird and the U.S. Military

    Panelists talked about Melvin Laird’s time as President Nixon’s defense secretary during the last years of the Vietnam War, and his strategy to position the military for the…

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    Jose Luis Vilson on Education Reform

    Jose Luis Vilson, a middle school teacher and activist in New York City, talked about his book, This Is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education. He shared his perspectives…

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    Book Discussion on Last to Die

    Stephen Harding talked about his book, Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II, about U.S. Army Air Forces Sergeant Anthony J.…

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    Book Discussion on Browsings

    Michael Dirda talked about his book Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books, in which he presents a collection of his essays on the book world.

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    Q&A with Kurt Deion

    Kurt Deion talked about his visits to the graves of presidents and vice presidents. Among other topics he discussed his interest in U.S. history, and his experiences meeting former…

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    Book Discussion on Shattered Consensus

    James Piereson talked about his book Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order, in which he looks at how America can return to its historical path…

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    Wargaming and the Pacific War

    Norman Friedman talked about how wargaming, or military strategy games and exercises, at the U.S. Naval War College contributed to Allied success in the Pacific at the end of World War II.…

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    Japanese Surrender on the USS Missouri

    Captain Robert Kaufman (Retired) recalled his World War II experiences, including his eyewitness account of the formal Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri.…

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    Panel Discussion on the Civil War

    Michael Ballard, author of The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles; Timothy Smith, author of Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front; Thomas Parson, author of Work…

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    New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

    Andrew Dolkart talked about the 50-year history of New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, which was created in 1965 to protect the places of cultural, social, political,…

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    Panel Discussion on Civil Rights History

    Panelists talked about the history of civil rights in America. The panel was moderated by Robby Luckett, director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American…

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    Robert Furman Oral History Interview

    Robert Furman talked about his work on the Manhattan Project during World War II. He served as an assistant to project director General Leslie Groves. Mr Furman recalled going…

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    Strategies for the Invasion and Defense of Japan

    D.M. Giangreco talked about the American offensive directed at Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. He also spoke about the Soviet Union’s involvement, including the…

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    Mississippi Book Festival Preview

    Jere Nash joined by phone to talk about the inaugural weekend of the Mississippi Book Festival.

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question, “should everybody get a trophy?”

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    Former President Jimmy Carter News Conference on Cancer Diagnosis

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter discussed his cancer diagnosis. He said that melanoma which first occurred in his liver had spread to his brain, and that he would begin treatment…

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